the feathers fly

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the feathers fly

There is an argument. When the feathers fly, I'm making myself scarce—there's no way I'm getting roped into a fight between those two. You can be sure that the feathers will fly if the president vetoes the bill that both sides of congress worked so hard to pass.
See also: feather, fly
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the ˌfeathers/ˌfur/ˌsparks will ˈfly

(informal) there will be anger, annoyance, etc: The fur will really fly when she tells him he can’t go out tonight.
See also: feather, fly, fur, Sparks, will
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She took care to do everything according to the old woman's bidding and every time she made the bed she shook it with all her might, so that the feathers flew about like so many snowflakes.
FEATHERS flew when an unwelcome Christmas treat arrived at one unfortunate reader's door.
Everyone was to blame, but at the end of the day a weariness took over and I concluded my piece by saying, 'As the sun went down, even the bad spirit waned, but for Aquilla, all the feathers flew in the wrong direction.' When translated and printed, it read, 'Aquilla played like men diseased.' 'This is the new journalism,' Carwyn explained, with poker face.
Feathers flew amid fears the glasses had been stolen until it emerged they had been accidentally broken and were awaiting repair.
Feathers flew when Gilbert the Gull tried to rally some noisy support as his team Torquay United let in Grimsby Town's third goal in a 3-2 home defeat.
Some people got so enthusiastic about the event that their pillows ripped and feathers flew into the air.
Rare big cat likes to leap for his lunch FEATHERS flew and crowds cheered as Twycross Zoo held its first ever "carcass feed".
With every step his beautiful feathers flew through the air."
The Chronicle told how Mr Dingwall was alleged to have attacked GMB chief Mr Brennan with bites and punches after feathers flew in an argument over Mr Dingwall's pigeons.
A few feathers flew out and landed on the floor near their feet.
But feathers flew during Coleen Nolan's dismal dance with a burlesque boa.
Feathers flew at the quarterfinal cup tie when a mystery woman turned up with the bird in a cage.
Feathers flew after Henry returned to his love nest at Loch Garten, near Aviemore, two weeks ago to find his flighty mate had coupled up with an older rogue male called VS.
Loose silver eagle feathers flew like dust as they attacked and transferred their chewy chopped salmon from talons to tummies.
Feathers flew between Lydia and Ed, 57, after a series of fights in front of customers.