rock the boat (to)

 Cause trouble.
 ► “Mr. Krol, says S. G. Warburg analyst Paul Reman, is a detail-oriented, low-key manager ‘who won’t rock the boat’ but is the ‘right person’ for DuPont at this time.” (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 28, 1995, p. B12)

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