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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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The party is in essence control and power obsessed and cannot tolerate any member thinking for themselves and rocking the boat.
But the clown prince, 65, could not resist rocking the boat and scaring fellow passengers by putting his arms out and waving them up and down.
The three youths - none of whom were wearing lifejackets - were rocking the boat and larking around as they were carried under Conwy bridge by the tide at about 5pm, said Holyhead coastguard.
He wrote his undergraduate thesis at Vassar College on the storytelling process, including an in-depth analysis of the "Ramapo Salamander" tale, and believes that process is essential to his focus at Rocking the Boat.
Yet Foster, perhaps wisely, is not going to start rocking the boat at Manchester United.
They sit quietly and avoid rocking the boat in case they lose their fat pay packets.
You'll read about companies that are rocking the boat to innovate and deliver better products to their customers.
Amin Faheem, the PPP's vice chairman, said in a weekend interview with Kyodo News that his party, poised to head a coalition government resulting from last week's general election, is not in favor of rocking the boat when it comes to dealing with Musharraf.
John Connolly has done well, but there's no way I'll be rocking the boat - I'm as desperate as the next player to see Cliftonville do well.
NEW YORK, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocking the Boat, Inc.
If you want to see a performer who is totally unfettered by careerist desires or fear of rocking the boat, Jerry is your man.
Gordon Brown delivers a magnificent speech - and immediately a host of Tony's cronies condemn him as making a grab for the leadership, rocking the boat, and gloating about past achievements.