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English definition of “hue and cry”

hue and cry

a noisy expression of public anger or disapproval: There has been a great hue and cry about the council's plans to close the school.Talking angrily
(Definition of hue and cry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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