make (someone's) hackles rise

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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

make someone's hackles rise

make someone angry or indignant.
Hackles are the long feathers on the neck of a fighting cock or the hairs on the top of a dog's neck, which are raised when the animal is angry or excited.
See also: hackle, make, rise

make somebody’s ˈhackles rise

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raise ˈhackles

make somebody angry: He really makes my hackles rise, that man. He’s so rude to everybody.Her remarks certainly raised hackles.
Hackles are the hairs on the back of a dog’s neck that rise when it is angry or excited.
See also: hackle, make, rise
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My motto is cancel and cart yourself off to bed" Emily Maitlis, Newsnight presenter on what makes her hackles rise
My motto is cancel and cart yourself off to bed - Emily Maitlis, Newsnight presenter on what makes her hackles rise I don't work in movies.
My motto is cancel and cart yourself off to bed' Emily Maitlis, Newsnight presenter on what makes her hackles rise.
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?