raise a hue and (a) cry

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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.
See also: and, cry, hue, raise
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: and, cry, hue, raise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They said that the children raised a hue and cry while bathing in the canal.
"Today through those reports she has once more made it evident that she has raised a hue and cry on the name of medical relief before as well which had no relation to truth then and today too, Mian Nawaz Sharif does not suffer from pain in his heart, but he and you 'mohtarma' suffer from the pain of power," said Awan.
The victim pointed out that when she raised a hue and cry, people from the neighbourhood reached the spot.
Nasir raised a hue and cry on the road on which the women rushed to help the pregnant lady.
A FIREBRAND Renuka Chowdhury landed the Congress in trouble on Friday as the DMK and the AIADMK raised a hue and cry over her " unparliamentary" remarks in the Rajya Sabha.
In contrast, a report announcing the colorization of human chromosomes has raised a hue and cry of delight among geneticists-24 hues, in fact.
When she raised a hue and cry, their mother and his wife caught the suspect.
The victim added that when she raised a hue and cry, it attracted the attention of others in the area who rushed to help her.
She added that when her daughter raised a hue and cry, other staff members and people in the area reached the scene and tried to catch the suspect.
He raised a hue and cry, and drew the attention of a local police mobile on patrol.
He added the victim raised a hue and cry and asked the accused to leave or she would call the police.
The latest version of this historical song sung by Momina Mustehsan and Ahad Raza Mir has raised a hue and cry among music lovers and former actors who are calling this version 'horrendous'.
Neighbours gathered there when the girls raised a hue and cry.
They said that a number of shopkeepers reached the spot when Fayyaz raised a hue and cry.
However, A* raised a hue and cry. After hearing her screams, locals rushed to the spot to help her.