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 cause an argument about something that seems wrong The consumer group kicked up a stink about the defective tires on SUVs.
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kick up a stink

  (British informal) also make/raise a stink (American informal)
to complain angrily about something that you are not satisfied with He kicked up a stink at the restaurant because the meal was late.
See smell to high heaven, kick up a fuss
See also: kick, stink, up