mischief-making mischief-making

Definition(s):

  • (n) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

Usage(s):

  1. Andbut there are those who will say that Novak has produced some copy with his eyes more on mischief-making than fact-finding.
  2. There he met other students, among them a gang of mischief-making teenagers from Brooklyn and the Bronx who called themselves the Masters of Destruction.
  3. The department offered no proof, only the observation that the fakes fit a pattern of Soviet mischief-making in the past.

News

  • 'Super Mario 3D World' launch trailer leaps into action

    Mario laughs and meows in response to his own "Super Mario 3D World" launch trailer. Cleverly timed to coincide with the debut of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, "Super Mario 3D Land" is ready to assume its role as system seller for the Wii U. One to four players can partake in the mischief-making, and as with the "New Super Mario Bros." games, each characters has slightly differing abilities ...
    on November 22, 2013     Source: AFP Relax News via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The Lebanese prime minister has taken substantial risks to ask for this to happen," Khalilzad said. "If you give a lot of time to it, there is all kinds of opportunities for mischief-making and for negative effect on the situation in...
    on May 30, 2007 By: Zalmay Khalilzad Source: Washington Post

  2. "A newspaper report suggesting that I have rejected a new contract is untrue," said Fabregas on the club's official website. "The article is just mischief-making. Everybody knows I have a long-term contract and that I am happy here. I'm...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Cesc Fabregas Source: Setanta Sports

  3. "My family back home phoned me in Galway about the conspiracy theories doing the rounds," Smit said. "Frankly, it is disappointing that there is this mischief-making on the eve of the World Cup. I find it very negative that people make up...
    on Aug 26, 2007 By: John Smit Source: Independent Online

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