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
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When our politicians re-announce old policies as if we are too stupid to notice there's nothing new" Simon Weston, who was badly injured in the Falklands, on what makes his hackles rise.