hackles rise


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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  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • make somebody's hackles rise — make sb s ˈhackles rise | raise sb s ˈhackles idiom to make sb angry • Her controversial article is bound to raise hackles. Main entry: ↑hacklesidiom …   Useful english 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

  • somebody's hackles rise — sb s ˈhackles rise idiom to become angry • Ben felt his hackles rise as the speaker continued. Main entry: ↑hacklesidiom …   Useful english 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 s hackles rise make someone angry or indignant. Main Entry: ↑hackle …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 angry or indignant. → hackle …   English new terms dictionary

  • hackles — noun a feeling of anger and animosity having one s hackles or dander up • Syn: ↑dander • Hypernyms: ↑anger, ↑choler, ↑ire * * * hackles [ˈhæklz] [ˈhæklz] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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