raise a stink about someone/something
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.
raise a stink (about someone/something)and make a stink (about someone/something)
tv. to make a big issue about someone or something. I hope you don’t plan to make a stink about the problem. If they use that kind of language with me, I’ll raise a stink.