raise a hue and cry

raise a hue and (a) cry

To utter, stir up, or cause a very large and vocal public protest or outcry. People these days want to raise a hue and cry about the tiniest little thing. It's like they're just looking for a reason to be outraged! The company's decision to outsource thousands of jobs overseas has raised a hue and a cry as people across the country are threatening to boycott its stores.
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raise a hue and cry (about something)

Fig. to make an issue about something; to alert people to a problem or difficulty. The city council raised a hue and cry about the mayor's proposed budget.
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Our media people literally raise a hue and cry and instead of coming up with recommendations to resolve an issue, they end up shouting or laughing.
He could have been Scotland's own Frank Sinatra, but preferred to raise a hue and cry on the political and journalistic stage.
Congress would raise a hue and cry about where would employers get the money for such an outrageous increase.