make (someone's) hackles rise(redirected from made their hackles rise)
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.