raise a stink


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raise a stink (about something)

To be very vocal in one's displeasure (about something); to make a scene (about something). My mom raised a stink when the store refused to accept her return without a receipt. One of the customers is raising a stink about the service charge we included on his bill.
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raise a (big) stink

(about someone or something) Go to make a (big) stink (about someone or something).
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raise a stink

(about something) Go to create a stink (about something).
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kick up/make/create/raise a ˈstink (about something)

(informal) show that you are angry about a situation, often by protesting in public: He kicked up a stink about the noise from the new nightclub, writing to all the papers and complaining to the council.
See also: create, kick, make, raise, stink, up
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raise a stink

verb
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