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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 president vetoes the bill that both side of congress worked so hard to pass.
See also: feather, fly

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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You must be very careful, however, to make my bed in the right way, for I wish you always to shake it thoroughly, so that the feathers fly about; then they say, down there in the world, that it is snowing; for I am Mother Holle.
The roosters are set loose and feathers fly in an explosion of jumping and pecking that sets the already excited crowd into a bloodthirsty frenzy.
Feathers fly Helena Spinks's black grouse standoff is November's pic
Margaret Thatcher even recited a poem by Saint Francis of Assisi promising to bring reconciliation and unity where there had been previous discord but then spent the next 11 years making the fur and feathers fly.
Now observers are waiting to see if feathers fly when the missing regular mates return.
Feathers fly, peanuts are pecked and bread crumbs bolted down as avian marauders flock to our back gardens to find enough food to survive the freezing mid-winter.
The rear wheels power a fan that makes colored feathers fly around inside a chamber.
Why was the jade burned but the feathers fly all over the sky?
However, after much gentle persuasion, the pair come together in their famous doctor's surgery sketch and the feathers fly, with Andy Jones in fine form as the more refined Al peeving his old partner with the finger-jabbing habit.
A furious pheasant is making feathers fly by waging war on a farmer when he enters his territory.
Starring: Fred Willard, Patrick Stewart, Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Zach Braff Directed by: Mark Dindal Produced by: Randy Fullmer, Peter Del Vecho, Randall Fullmer Feathers fly in Disney's Chicken Little, a new spin on an old fable with a big promotional budget and high expectations.
Cruel words like feathers fly / Cruel words reach far and wide.
Adam's ale until the feathers fly, without a goose--quite
HITTING THE TRAP AND SKEET CIRCUIT NOW WILL HELP THE FEATHERS FLY COME FALL.