Rock the Boat


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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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Employees who rock the boat could be your best asset and your greatest ally in building a better future for your company.
Unfortunately, no one wants to rock the boat enough to admit the culture that put them in power is corrupt and a new one is necessary to refocus the enterprise and reward those who actually do the work, not just those who take credit for it.
I feel great, so why rock the boat? What are your comments about all this?
I've been to the union but they don't want to rock the boat.
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And so, politically liberal but theologically cautious readers looking for a jazzy contemporary reintroduction to Christianity that doesn't really rock the boat may find in Cahill an agreeable guide.
He is very concerned that the current Lebanese government does not want to rock the boat (Lebanon is occupied by the Syrian army), and thus permits the Muslim intrusions on the public scene to continue.
Experimentation and personal expression were endorsed provided the artists didn't rock the boat and condemn the society they were representing at international festivals.
I can, and have, asked forgiveness from individuals who have been deeply affected and hurt when my `don't rock the boat' ways have left them prejudiced by the group.
How will they react now that some of those same celebrities have decided to rock the boat instead?
This would probably be an easy fit for you and would not further "rock the boat" of re-organization.