hoot and holler


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hoot and holler

To voice displeasure or unhappiness. There's no need to hoot and holler, Eleanor—we'll figure out a solution. Oh boy, what's the boss hooting and hollering about now?
See also: and, holler, hoot
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hoot and holler

to shout in disapproval; to call and shout one's displeasure. After the umpire rendered his decision, the spectators hooted and hollered their thoughts on the matter. It's hard to play a good game of basketball when the fans are hooting and hollering at everything you do.
See also: and, holler, hoot
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Red howler monkeys hoot and holler ominously to mark their territories.
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