raise a ruckus

Definition of raise a ruckus

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  to get upset and complain very loudly He raised a ruckus over the cost of the repairs.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause or help to rise to a standing position

    :  awaken, arouse

    :  to stir up :  incite

  1. :  an act of raising or lifting

    :  a rising stretch of road :  an upward grade :  rise

    :  an increase in amount: such as

  1. :  row, disturbance

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a trip made at another's expense

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