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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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Steamboat Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series - March 7, 14, 21, 28 The Steamboat Ski Area will again be rocking during the winter ski and snowboard season as the Rocks the 'Boat Free Music Series returns for the 16th season offering a great mixture of various musical genres.
The NHS costs us billions now, They've brought in special plans A little bit of subterfuge To put it all in private hands Now people might be angry Atthechangestheyhavemade To ensure that no-one rocks the boat They've cut access to Legal Aid If youhav`1e an extra bedroom You can expect a financial loss With no help to resolve your plight Because they couldn't give a toss Rich folk will pay richer folk To tell the middle classes the score Then everyone will understand We must blame it all on the poor We're all in this together now Give the Condemns three big cheers They've wiped all we ever had And it only took three years Ian Kenyon, the Huyton poet
It would be a great pity if industrial strife rocks the boat.