make (someone's) hackles rise

(redirected from makes her hackles rise)

make (someone's) hackles rise

To greatly irritate, annoy, or aggravate someone. The disrespect he showed our professor during class made my hackles rise so badly that I had to go take a walk to calm down. The politician has a gift for making his opponents' hackles rise during debates.
See also: hackle, make, rise
References in periodicals archive ?
Seeing someone at the feet of someone else makes my stomach turn" - Judy Murray, mother of tennis star Andy Murray, on the pet hate which makes her hackles rise.
Seeing someone at the feet of someone else makes my stomach turn" Judy Murray, mother of tennis player Andy Murray, on the pet hate which makes her hackles rise "Are you crazy?