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Rock the Boat

Informal; to change the way things are done, especially in a sudden or abrupt way. For example, a new manager may rock the boat by dramatically changing a company's production process. Rocking the boat is sometimes successful, though it is often difficult.
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D Swift 3 7 47-60 ROCKED THE BOAT 8 D O'Meara 3-8-12.
A few minutes later, a large explosion rocked the boat causing extensive damage.
Rhodes has not rocked the boat despite huge interest and Hoyle is keen to keep him sweet and help fire his club to the Championship.
Meanwhile George Hamilton rocked the boat - by winning immunity against the first public vote.
Spurs have done remarkably well since Harry Redknapp took over, and although Ledley King has rocked the boat with his off-the-field antics, Redknapp will keep his players focused on the job of beating Mark Hughes's side, who could be without their star man Robinho.
We bobbed along the surface as a threatening set of swells rocked the boat and cage.
Having rocked the boat by introducing HR 3311 Last year, McKeon announced victory in early March.
But favourite to win Ray (3-1) rocked the boat after threatening to quit the show.
I rocked the boat, and I guess that's the price you pay," Thomas told the Birmingham Post-Herald.
FM Kharrazi urges restraint in Syria, saying the situation could become dangerous if anyone rocked the boat.
Buss' luxury liner was sailing along pretty smoothly under Del Harris' command in the spring of 1998 when Jackson - who was well on his way to a sixth NBA championship title as coach of the Chicago Bulls - gently rocked the boat.
The Majors have had their share of ups and downs in the family but nothing rocked the boat on the French Riviera yesterday.