get hackles up

(redirected from get our hackles up)

get (one's) hackles up

To become or cause to become angry, hostile, defensive, or irritable. John got his hackles up when his parents brought up the subject of college. Election season always gets my dad's hackles up.
See also: get, hackle, up

get (one's) hackles up

To be extremely insulted or irritated.
See also: get, hackle, up