(one's) hackles rise(redirected from his hackles rose)
(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 risebecome angry: Ben felt his hackles rise as the speaker continued.
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