make somebody's 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.
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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.
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