someone's hackles rise


someone's hackles rise
(someone's) hackles rise raise (someone's) hackles - to annoy someone.

She spoke to me as if I was about thirteen and I felt my hackles rise.


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  • make someone's hackles rise — ANNOY, irritate, exasperate, anger, incense, infuriate, irk, nettle, vex, put out, provoke, gall, antagonize, get on someone s nerves, ruffle someone s feathers, rankle with; Brit. rub up the wrong way; informal aggravate, peeve, needle, rile,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make someone's hackles rise — ► make someone s hackles rise make someone angry or indignant. Main Entry: ↑hackle …   English terms dictionary

  • make someone's hackles rise — Julie s compulsive criticizing made her sister s hackles rise Syn: annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, incense, infuriate, irk, nettle, vex, put out, provoke, gall, antagonize, get on someone s nerves, ruffle someone s feathers, rankle with; rub… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • make someone's hackles rise — make someone angry or indignant. → hackle …   English new terms dictionary

  • hackles rise — (someone s) hackles rise raise (someone s) hackles to annoy someone. She spoke to me as if I was about thirteen and I felt my hackles rise …   New idioms dictionary

  • raise someone's hackles — raise (someone s) hackles to annoy someone. The politician s frank interview may have raised hackles in his party. The movie s pro war message made many people s hackles rise …   New idioms dictionary

  • make hackles rise —    If someone or something makes your hackles rise, they make you angry.     Her constant criticism really makes my hackles rise! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hackles — hack|les [ˈhækəlz] n [plural] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English hacule small hook ] 1.) sb s hackles rise if someone s hackles rise, they begin to feel very angry, because someone s behaviour or attitude offends… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hackles — noun (plural) 1 sb s hackles rise if someone s hackles rise they begin to feel very angry, because someone s behaviour or attitude offends them: Laura saw the insolent look on his face, and felt her hackles rising. | raise sb s hackles (=make… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rub someone the wrong way — Regina s roommates rub her boyfriend the wrong way Syn: irritate, annoy, irk, vex, provoke, displease, exasperate, infuriate, get on someone s nerves, put out, pique, upset, nettle, ruffle someone s feathers, make someone s hackles rise, try… …   Thesaurus of popular words