(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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But it is when things percolate down to a situation which calls for sports icons and film personalities to be conferred honorary ranks in the army for 'meritorious services rendered' in the sports arena and on the celluloid screens that makes one's hackles rise.