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QP
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 12:18:57 PM
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Hi friends,

Could you please help to explain the sentence in bold below:0

A: I've seen a picture of her in Marbella that weekend with a load of group of boys anyway, so I'm not saying that anything's happened because I can't say it has, but...
B: You're throwing a stake in the stirring pot, ain't you?

Thank you
QP

thar
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 1:02:01 PM

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How to have fun with mixed metaphors.

1
poker/gambling - stake, pot (the money, potential winnings)


2
cooking - stirring, pot (cauldron, saucepan)

stir:
1
with object
Move a spoon or other implement round in (a liquid or other substance) in order to mix it thoroughly.
‘Desmond stirred his tea and ate a biscuit’

3.2 British informal
no object
Deliberately cause trouble by spreading rumours or gossip.
‘Francis was always stirring, trying to score off people’



mix well and serve. Whistle
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