raise a ruckus


chiefly US, informal
: to get upset and complain very loudly
He raised a ruckus over the cost of the repairs.

Examples of raise a ruckus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Might some pesky patriot raise a ruckus about such access? Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 15 Jan. 2024 Families, foreign governments or the media raise a ruckus. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 At the time, Griner’s Mercury teammates were following the lead of her advisers, who had decided to stay low-key and not raise a ruckus that might draw Putin’s ire. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 8 July 2022 Paul Colson was ready to raise a ruckus — and risk arrest — if Canadian border officials denied him entry on his drive home to the Northwest Angle on Tuesday. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 Now traffic is going to be a nightmare, and when the noise increases, residents are going to raise a ruckus. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2021 Boyarsky said he was appointed to the commission by then-City Controller Laura Chick, who asked him to raise a ruckus. Steve Lopez Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2020

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