Definition of make someone's hackles rise
- Their arrogant attitude is what really made my hackles rise.
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: some person : somebody
: one of the long narrow feathers on the neck or saddle of a bird
: the neck plumage of the domestic fowl
: a comb or board with long metal teeth for dressing flax, hemp, or jute
: to comb out with a hackle
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