Definition: to create a significant impression; to cause trouble, to be disruptive

Examples:

At your new job, be sure to speak up at meetings. You want to make waves right from the start.

I didn’t know anyone at the dinner party, so I kept quiet. I didn’t want to make waves.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.