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What does "don't rock the boat" mean?

Vocabulary Word: don't rock the boat

1. Definition (expr.) don’t cause any disturbance, don’t try to change anything, don’t mess up the situation, don’t do anything drastic, keep things as they are, stay normal and calm, don’t make anyone upset

Examples “When you get a new job, make sure you don’t rock the boat. Just stay normal and calm. Your boss will like you much more that way.”

Examples “Dan’s mother just died, so when we see him, make sure you don’t rock the boat. Don’t say anything about his mother.”

Examples “When we go to my parent’s house this weekend, make sure you don’t rock the boat. Try to fit in and please don’t upset my mother!”

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