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Don't rock the boat

Possible interpretation: This saying advises people not to upset the status quo (or try to change a comfortable, existing situation).

Note: rock (verb) = sway; move gently from side to side (if you rock a boat, eventually water will come in and it will sink, with you and everyone in it)

Quick Quiz:

Mary said "just be careful that you don't rock the boat" to John when he
  1. suggested going to the seaside
  2. loaded his boat with rocks
  3. wanted to complain about his teacher

Discuss: Don't rock the boat

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