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make waves

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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
Iris Murdoch
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Etymology

Derived from disruptions caused by waves in water

Verb

Infinitive
to make waves

Third person singular
makes waves

Simple past
made waves

Past participle
-

Present participle
making waves

to make waves (third-person singular simple present makes waves, present participle making waves, simple past and past participle made waves)
  1. to cause a disturbance; to upset the status quo

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