ripple of protest

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ripple of protest

1. A low murmur or series of murmurs complaining about or protesting against something. There was a ripple of protest or two among the staff when we announced the cutbacks, but pretty much everyone recognized that the company would go under without them. News of the school's decision sent ripples of protest through the crowded auditorium
2. A small, understated, or ineffective action or series of actions in protest of something. There have been a few ripples of protest in the streets following the passing of the controversial legislation, but they were quickly quelled by police.
See also: of, protest, ripple
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ripple of protest

quiet remarks protesting something; a small amount of subdued protest. There was only a ripple of protest about the new tax law. The rude comedian hardly drew a ripple of protest.
See also: of, protest, ripple
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Girls and toddlers continue to be raped, their pain and cries drowning after a few ripples of protest, and with the final blame of the situation being hoarded on them.
As she waddled off with the title, there were ripples of protest that the chunky champ had bribed the judging panel with a selection of her favourite calorie-boosting snacks.