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make the fur fly
1. To cause disruption, confusion, or turmoil. The CEO's resignation made the fur fly in the media about the tech giant's future. My mom will make the fur fly if she finds out we took her car without asking.
2. To do or attempt something with great energy, enthusiasm, and skill. The team's quarterback really made the fur fly on Sunday, making over 30 completed passes for four touchdowns and running for a total of 250 yards all by himself.
make the fur flyand make the feathers fly
Fig. to cause a fight or an argument; to create an uproar. When your mother gets home and sees what you've done, she'll really make the fur fly. When those two get together, they'll make the feathers fly. They hate each other.