the natives are restless

the natives are restless

The local population of some location have become agitated or have begun expressing irritation, discontentment, or discomfiture. Possibly offensive, given the connotations of indigenous people not obeying the rule of some colonizing force. The state senator is entering the final year of his four-year term, and after failing to live up to the raft of promises he made to his constituency, it's clear that the natives are restless.
See also: native, restless
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