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hue and cry

A large public protest. The company's decision to send thousands of jobs overseas started a real hue and cry as people threatened to boycott its stores.
See also: and, cry, hue

hue and cry

A public clamor, as of protest or demand. For example, The reformers raised a hue and cry about political corruption. This redundant expression ( hue and cry both mean "an outcry"), dating from the 1200s, originally meant "an outcry calling for the pursuit of a criminal." By the mid-1500s it was also being used more broadly, as in the example.
See also: and, cry, hue

hue and cry

A loud public clamor. The phrase was most usually heard as “raise a hue and cry.” According to old English law, any citizen who heard shouts that a possible lawbreaker was being pursued was required to join in the chase. The phrase is a combination of the Anglo-French hu (a shout of warning) and cri (to cry out).
See also: and, cry, hue
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Hue and Cry were formed in the late 1980s with successful albums Seduced and Abandoned, and Remote.
The hue and cry reached a crescendo in 1894, when Congress passed a new income tax: Any money earned over $4,000 was taxed at 2 percent.
The demolishing of the original home was greeted with nary a whisper, in stark contrast to the hue and cry from preservationists who attempted to thwart Max and Kaki Mehlburger's nearby redevelopment.
We have heard a hue and cry for assisted living, so now we're moving into the category," says Gary Carriero, assistant vice president of development.
FORGET the Gallaghers - Pat and Greg Kane of Hue and Cry have always been the brothers with attitude.
s Attorney General launched an appeal hoping to reverse the bombshell court ruling after a great hue and cry was raised throughout Canada by citizens and politicians of several parties.
One can only begin to imagine the hue and cry that would ensue if Buchanan or Feder were to discover that pro-choice proponents were encouraging the killing of anti-abortionists, with lines through the names of those already killed and the names of the living, their children, and addresses.
The first survey resulted in a hue and cry that led to a new interest in urban forests among community leaders.
Dougherty, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, explains how this recent hue and cry ignores the extreme imbalance between the time demands created by many of these increasing needs and the capacity to meet those needs through committee work of outside directors.
RAWALPINDI -- Director General InterServices Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa on Thursday asked all and sundry not to make unnecessary hue and cry over the Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) report into Baldia factory fire which claimed over 260 lives, saying that members of all important intelligence and law enforcement agencies' men were part of the JIT.
Why PML-N who use to raise hue and cry, while they were in opposition, against the MQM while they are silent now?
ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued orders for arrest of former law minister Wasi Zafar for violating court's decorum and making hue and cry and later ordered for his release on accepting unqualified apology tendered by him.
The Hue and Cry star's partner Tippi Hedron gave birth to their baby daughter Eva Rose on Tuesday at Glasgow's Southern General hospital.
When the totally technical issues are publicized, it leads to a political hue and cry, which impedes the progress of the work," Soltaniyeh said, adding it will also undermine the IAEA's credibility as well as the trust between the member states and the secretariat.
HUE And Cry have recorded an anti-war anthem for Christmas - the Rolf Harris classic Two Little Boys.