raise a stink (about something)

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raise a stink (about something)

To be very vocal in one's displeasure about something; to make a scene. 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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raise a stink

verb
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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.
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The always alarmist Traditional Values Coalition raised a stink about this character for 2004's Shrek 2, claiming that the movie's studio, DreamWorks, was subverting our nation's young with what the TVC called a "transgender" character.
After learning butchers would be makin' bacon out of a pig raised by her school's Future Farmers of America club, Leonor Armas, 15, raised a stink.
DeLauro is now assistant to the minority leader, a post created for her in 1998 when she lost her first bid for the caucus chairmanship and raised a stink about diversity in the leadership.
A protester who raised a stink during the Democratic National Convention by dumping four tons of horse manure in front of a hotel was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail or 20 days on a work crew.