raise some hackles

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Definition of raise some hackles

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

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raise one's voice

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raise/sound the alarm

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“Raise some hackles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raise%20some%20hackles. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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