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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What makes my hackles rise are loud, rude people who use the F-word.
But even though I have a home in darkest Lanarkshire and should be glad of the boost, it makes my hackles rise.
EVERYNOWand again there is a story that really makes my hackles rise.