(one's) hackles rise

(one's) hackles rise

One becomes greatly irritated, annoyed, or aggravated. 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. I could see her hackles rising at the suggestion of reducing her hours at work.
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your, his, etc. ˈhackles rise

become angry: Ben felt his hackles rise as the speaker continued.
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