raise some hackles

Definition of raise some hackles

  1. :  cause someone or some people to be upset The court ruling is sure to raise some hackles.

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. :  being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

    :  being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

    :  being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. :  one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

    :  an indefinite additional amount

  1. :  about

    :  in some degree :  somewhat

    :  to some degree or extent :  a little

hackleplay hackles
  1. :  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

  1. :  to comb out with a hackle

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