Stir Up A Hornet’s Nest – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS


Stir Up A Hornet’s Nest – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.


To cause trouble


“When the entire family had gathered for Christmas, Uncle Henry came along and stirred up a hornet’s nest by quarrelling with Grandfather about spending so much money.”

“If you say that to her, you will be stirring up a hornet’s nest.”

There is no need to stir up a hornet’s nest.


  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    “His remarks about the lack of good women tennis players __________________________
    A. stirred up a hornet’s nest
    B. a bleeding heart
    C. hit the nail right on the head
    D. snug as a bug in a rug
  2. Describe a time when you were asked to give your opinion. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:You should say:
    • what the questionnaire/survey was about
    • why you were asked to give your opinions
    • what opinions you gave

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