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make (someone's) hackles rise
To greatly irritate, annoy, or aggravate someone. 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. The politician has a gift for making his opponents' hackles rise during debates.
make someone's hackles risemake someone angry or indignant.
Hackles are the long feathers on the neck of a fighting cock or the hairs on the top of a dog's neck, which are raised when the animal is angry or excited.
make somebody’s ˈhackles rise,
raise ˈhacklesmake somebody angry: He really makes my hackles rise, that man. He’s so rude to everybody. ♢ Her remarks certainly raised hackles.
Hackles are the hairs on the back of a dog’s neck that rise when it is angry or excited.