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Idiom – Don’t Rock the Boat Idiom – Don’t Rock the Boat
Idiom – Don’t Rock the Boat

Idiom – Don’t Rock the Boat

Don’t Rock the Boat – Idiom of the Day

Meaning:

Saying/ doing anything that will cause problems or issues to the already existing problems.

Origin:

The idiom ‘Don’t rock the boat’ originated from an American statesman who was famously quoted as ” The man who rocks the boat ought to be stoned when he gets back on the shore.’ The idiom was used to refer to those stirring up trouble.

Idiom Scenarios:

Scenario 1:

Rose: What happened to you? Are you okay?
Keith: Yes, I’m okay. I’m silent because I don’t want to rock the boat in any way.

Scenario 2:

While the mother is bargaining with the shopkeeper.

Mother to shopkeeper: We need only two sets of this book, so why don’t you reduce the price?
Shopkeeper: I am sorry, but I can’t reduce the price. The publications issue the rate of the book; we just sell it accordingly.
Son: Mom, enough of bargaining, let’s check the same book in other shops
Mother: Don’t rock the boat until the negotiations are finished.

Examples:

Understand the usage of the Idiom in the Sentences :

  1. The CM asked the council to take immediate action against the protesters as the government didn’t want to rock the boat before the elections.
  2. The manager said that he didn’t want to rock the boat about the project being expensive.
  3. She advised him not to rock the boat as things were working in his favour.
  4. Don’t rock the boat and worsen the situation.
  5. I don’t want to rock the boat and earn the ill will of my father.

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