dig up tomahawk
dig up (one's) tomahawk
To become angry. Of course he dug up his tomahawk—you insulted him in front of the whole town!
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dig up one's tomahawk
Rur. to get angry. (A jocular reversal of bury the tomahawk. Fixed order.) When Joe saw the mess we made, he dug up his tomahawk and went looking for us.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.