Ruffling some feathers - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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ruffle some feathers
To do something which annoys, irritates, or upsets other people. I know my presentation about the effects of climate change are going to ruffle some feathers, but I have got to raise awareness about this issue! Harry's bombastic, arrogant demeanor tends to ruffle some feathers, but he's a decent guy at heart.
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State regulators' ongoing poultry predicament with local farmers is ruffling some feathers
, in spite of recent regulatory changes to accommodate more small farms.
RUNAWAY parrot Silver is ruffling some feathers
with his amorous antics.
A FRISKY peacock is ruffling some feathers
- by repeatedly trying to mate with petrol pumps.