make the fur fly


make the fur fly
phrasal
1. : to take part in a cat-and-dog fight
2. : to cause a lively disturbance
3. : to hustle about in doing a temporary job (as cleaning a room)

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informal cause serious, perhaps violent, trouble

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make the fur fly — or[make the feathers fly] {v. phr.}, {informal} Say or write mean things about someone or to jump on and fight hard. * /A man fooled Mr. Black and got his money. Mr. Black will really make the fur fly when he finds the man./ * /Mrs. Baker s dog… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make the fur fly — or[make the feathers fly] {v. phr.}, {informal} Say or write mean things about someone or to jump on and fight hard. * /A man fooled Mr. Black and got his money. Mr. Black will really make the fur fly when he finds the man./ * /Mrs. Baker s dog… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ the\ fur\ fly — • make the fur fly • make the feathers fly v. phr. informal Say or write mean things about someone or to jump on and fight hard. A man fooled Mr. Black and got his money. Mr. Black will really make the fur fly when he finds the man. Mrs. Baker s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make the fur fly — idi a) to cause a disturbance b) to do something quickly …   From formal English to slang

  • make the feathers fly — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To enjoy working; be strong and work hard. * /When Mrs. Hale did her spring cleaning she made the feathers fly./ 2. See: MAKE THE FUR FLY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make the feathers fly — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To enjoy working; be strong and work hard. * /When Mrs. Hale did her spring cleaning she made the feathers fly./ 2. See: MAKE THE FUR FLY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ the\ feathers\ fly — v. phr. informal 1. To enjoy working; be strong and work hard. When Mrs. Hale did her spring cleaning she made the feathers fly. 2. See: make the fur fly …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make the fur or feathers fly —  Quarrel. [Emph.] …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • fur — fur1 [fʉr] n. [ME furre, prob. contr. < furrure, fur lining or blanket OFr fourrure < fuerre, sheath, lining < Frank * fodr, akin to Ger futter < IE base * po , to tend flocks, cover, protect > Gr poimēn, Sans pālá , shepherd] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • fur — furless, adj. /ferr/, n., adj., v., furred, furring. n. 1. the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal. 2. the skin of certain animals, as the sable, ermine, or beaver, covered with such a coat, used for lining, trimming, or making… …   Universalium