Meaning of “make (sb's) hackles rise” in the English Dictionary

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"make (sb's) hackles rise" in British English

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make (sb's) hackles rise

also raise (sb's) hackles

to annoy someone:

The president's speech has raised hackles among members of the opposing party.

(Definition of “make (sb's) hackles rise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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