ripple of protest

ripple of protest

quiet remarks protesting something; a small amount of subdued protest. There was only a ripple of protest about the new tax law. The rude comedian hardly drew a ripple of protest.
See also: of, protest, ripple
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The $688 million payment the first since this summer, covering food, ammunition and other expenses from June through November 2011 has caused barely a ripple of protest since it was sent to Capitol Hill on Dec.
Now they are angry, voting against the main political parties and potentially triggering a ripple of protest that will spread to Europe's at-risk economies such as Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Now more than a third of people are officially at risk of poverty - and they are angry and voting against the main two parties, potentially triggering a ripple of protest that could spread to Spain, Italy and Portugal.
He then shocked his listeners by declaring that the London RDA would continue, producing a ripple of protest around the room at the Financing Recovery conference.
Sparky Anderson, the Angels' self-proclaimed non-broadcaster-who-sits-in-the-analyst-chair on Fox Sports West telecasts, raised hardly a ripple of protest for an off-hand comment he made on Saturday's telecast.
viewers were hoodwinked because trials were not dangerous and the jungle location was a "glorified film set", it barely caused a ripple of protest and ITV dismissed his "ludicrous" claims.