make someone's hackles rise


make someone's hackles rise
ANNOY, irritate, exasperate, anger, incense, infuriate, irk, nettle, vex, put out, provoke, gall, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, ruffle someone's feathers, rankle with; Brit. rub up the wrong way; informal aggravate, peeve, needle, rile, make someone see red, make someone's blood boil, hack off, get someone's back up, get someone's goat, get up someone's nose, get someone's dander up, bug, miff; Brit. informal wind up, nark, get on someone's wick; N. Amer. informal tee off, tick off, burn up; informal, dated give someone the pip.
hackle

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make someone's hackles rise
To make someone angry
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Main Entry:hackle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make hackles rise —    If someone or something makes your hackles rise, they make you angry.     Her constant criticism really makes my hackles rise! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hackles — hack|les [ˈhækəlz] n [plural] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old English hacule small hook ] 1.) sb s hackles rise if someone s hackles rise, they begin to feel very angry, because someone s behaviour or attitude offends… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • hackle — noun 1》 (hackles) erectile hairs along an animal s back, which rise when it is angry or alarmed. 2》 a long, narrow feather on the neck or saddle of a domestic cock or other bird. 3》 Fishing a feather wound around a fishing fly so that its… …   English new terms dictionary