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raise hell

To cause or get into trouble; to engage in unrestrained and excessively disruptive behavior. I started raising hell as soon as I was in college and could do what I wanted, but I mellowed out after I graduated. The customer has been raising hell about the service charge we included on his bill.
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raise hell

(with something) Go to raise the devil (with something).
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raise hell

see under raise Cain.
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raise hell

COMMON
1. If someone raises hell, they cause trouble by behaving badly in public, for example by getting drunk and breaking things. When he wasn't playing football or training, he was going out with his mates and raising hell. Note: A hell-raiser is someone who frequently causes trouble by behaving badly in public. In his youth he had a reputation for being a hell-raiser. Note: Hell-raising can be used as a noun to describe behaviour like this, or as an adjective to describe a person or their behaviour. He was notorious for his hell-raising and heavy drinking. The hell-raising actor was fined £63 with £20 costs yesterday.
2. If someone raises hell about a situation, they complain very angrily about it. If you wake them, they'll raise hell. She came in and raised hell. Her son's sports bag was missing.
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raise hell

1 make a noisy disturbance. 2 complain vociferously. informal
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raise ˈCain/ˈhell

(informal) complain or protest noisily and angrily, often as a way of getting something you want: He’ll raise hell if we don’t finish on time. ▶ ˈhell-raiser noun a violent and destructive person Cain was the first murderer in the Bible.
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raise hell

verb
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raise hell

verb
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raise hell

1. tv. to make a lot of trouble; to go on a rampage. Stop raising hell so much of the time!
2. tv. to go on a drinking spree and get drunk. Let’s go out and really raise hell.
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But we won't quit trying and we won't quit raising hell when it's needed -- because that is our job.
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first to go platinum (King Of Rock), and first to hit multi platinum with the 3 million selling Raising Hell.
In the other corner are the more controversial comedians who walk a very narrow line between raising laughs and raising hell.
Everybody there knew her because she was always raising hell,'' said LAPD Detective Rocky Sherwood, who headed up the investigation of Fleeman's murder.
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And even if they weren't planning on raising hell in the capital, they were intent on having a good time.
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Reformed wildman Rod Stewart has told how his two teenage children are raising hell in his footsteps.
The releases include Run-DMC (1984), King of Rock (1985), Raising Hell (1986), Tougher Than Leather (1988), Back From Hell (1990) and Down With The King (1993) from a catalog that has sold over 25 million albums and singles worldwide, and has spanned a career of sixteen years.