stooshie

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stooshie (plural stooshies)

  1. (Scotland) The disruption caused by a disagreement or misunderstanding.
    • 1978, Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Scottish Bankers magazine:
      The Traveller going through Customs goes alone, wondering what is causing the stooshie up front and nervously letting someone go before him []
    • 2003, Christopher Brookmyre, One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night:
      First of all, there’d been that horrible stooshie over the wifie in Ballygrant with MS who was growing her own cannabis in her greenhouse.
    • 2006, Jamie Stuart, Proverbs in the patter:
      Ill-will can mak a stooshie, but love can settle a stramash.
    • 2019 October 22, Stephen Kerr, Member of Parliament for Stirling, “Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill”, in House of Commons Debates (House of Commons)‎[1], volume 666, archived from the original on 24 October 2019, column 860:
      The right hon. Gentleman is making a great stooshie about time in relation to this Bill, but was it not the case that, when the SNP [Scottish National Party] Scottish Government introduced their continuity Bill in the Scottish Parliament, they operated a ruthless guillotine to prevent proper scrutiny of it?

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