Idioms starting with ‘make’: make somebody’s hackles rise

Some animals have hairs on the back of them that rise when they are frightened or about to fight. Likewise some birds have feathers on the back of the neck that respond in the same way. These are called ‘hackles’.

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make somebody’s hackles rise – to greatly irritate, annoy or aggravate someone

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The example sentence refers to ‘outlandish behaviour’. ‘Outlandish’ is an adjective which means strange and unusual and difficult to accept or like.
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If you haven’t heard this idiom before, I am not surprised as it is not a common expression. Being able to use it accurately, though, can make a good impression.
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What makes your hackles rise?
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