raise a stink

idiom

: to complain or object very angrily
Some people are raising a stink about the proposed tax.

Examples of raise a stink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fort Worth officials are pledging tweaks to the city’s trash pick-up system as residents and their representatives raise a stink about shoddy collection. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 May 2024 Business groups plan to raise a stink about the debt that California’s unemployment insurance fund owes the federal government, which ballooned during the pandemic as more workers lost their jobs and collected benefits. Grace Gedye, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Jan. 2022 Led by Gabe Kapler and Mike Yastrzemski, the Giants would be the team most likely to raise a stink about American voters getting hosed in Texas. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 2 Oct. 2020 Even the Federal Communications Commission declined to raise a fuss. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2023 Surely Green, a big football fan, would weigh in on the quarterback controversy in his backyard, from the perspective of an athlete who had to fight and raise a fuss to get off the bench his rookie season. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2021 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

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“Raise a stink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raise%20a%20stink. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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