One must keep still, in order not to stir up a hornet's nest.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
Lord, but we seem to have stirred up a hornet's nest!
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
But you have not come here to stir up a hornet's nest, have you?
"The Strange Story of Rab Ráby" by Mór Jókai
Why does David want to stir up a hornet's nest among the negroes, I'd like to know?
"The Builders" by Ellen Glasgow
To enclose was in parts of the country to stir up a hornet's nest.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney