make someone's hackles rise

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Definition of make someone's hackles rise

: cause someone to be very angry Their arrogant attitude is what really made my hackles rise.

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“Make someone's hackles rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20someone%27s%20hackles%20rise. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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