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somebody’s hackles rise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsomebody’s hackles risesomebody’s hackles riseANGRYif someone’s hackles rise, they begin to feel very angry, because someone’s behaviour or attitude offends them Laura heard his remark, and felt her hackles rising.raise somebody’s hackles (=make someone angry) His tactless remarks were enough to raise anyone’s hackles. hackles
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raise somebody’s hacklesThe proposal to build 135 new homes has raised environmentalists' hackles.
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