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raise a hue and (a) cry
To utter, stir up, or cause a very large and vocal public protest or outcry. People these days want to raise a hue and cry about the tiniest little thing. It's like they're just looking for a reason to be outraged! The company's decision to outsource thousands of jobs overseas has raised a hue and a cry as people across the country are threatening to boycott its stores.
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raise a hue and cry (about something)
Fig. to make an issue about something; to alert people to a problem or difficulty. The city council raised a hue and cry about the mayor's proposed budget.
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