make (someone's) hackles rise

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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.
See also: hackle, make, rise

make someone's hackles rise

make 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.
See also: hackle, make, rise

make somebody’s ˈhackles rise


raise ˈhackles

make 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.
See also: hackle, make, rise
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"What makes my hackles rise are loud, rude people who use the F-word.
But even though I have a home in darkest Lanarkshire and should be glad of the boost, it makes my hackles rise. It's not that I object to the housing estates springing up in every spare bit of green belt around the area.
This is what makes my hackles rise. Shop staff and management just don't have adequate training in their legal rights and obligations.
EVERYNOWand again there is a story that really makes my hackles rise.