(one's) hackles rise

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(one's) hackles rise

One becomes greatly irritated, annoyed, or aggravated. 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. I could see her hackles rising at the suggestion of reducing her hours at work.
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your, his, etc. ˈhackles rise

become angry: Ben felt his hackles rise as the speaker continued.
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The ex-Doctor Who said of the adaptations of Shakespeare history plays: "Why didn't somebody like myself get offered a lead?" The actor also criticised the Royal Shakespeare Company in Radio Times, saying: "My hackles rise because I just see a sea of white faces.
"What makes my hackles rise are loud, rude people who use the F-word.
CONTRARY to expectations I am always pleased to see in your columns from time to time letters by Mr Tudor Radcliffe and his ilk with their inevitable acerbic attack on all things Welsh, for they invariably restore any lapse in my patriotic fervour, and at the same time provide me with the exquisite sensation of feeling my hackles rise when I am confronted with any threat to those values which every true Welshman holds dear.
WAS I alone in feeling my hackles rise during the first few minutes of ITV's Trial and Retribution?
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.
These arrive infrequently, but when they reach my inbox, they make my hackles rise.
EVERYNOWand again there is a story that really makes my hackles rise.