kick up a stink


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Related to kick up a stink: come in handy, take it on the chin, kick up a fuss, kick up one's heels, run an errand, cut some slack

kick up a stink

To be very vocal in one's displeasure about something; to make a scene. My mom kicked up a stink when the store refused to accept her return without a receipt.
See also: kick, stink, up

kick up/make/create/raise a ˈstink (about something)

(informal) show that you are angry about a situation, often by protesting in public: He kicked up a stink about the noise from the new nightclub, writing to all the papers and complaining to the council.
See also: create, kick, make, raise, stink, up