raise hell

raise hell
take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent (Freq. 1)

She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

Syn: ↑make a stink, ↑raise a stink
Hypernyms: ↑object
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

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informal make a noisy disturbance
complain vociferously

he raised hell with real estate developers and polluters

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raise hell
informal + somewhat impolite
1 : to complain in a loud or angry way

People are raising hell about the new law.

2 : to behave wildly and make a lot of noise

He and his friends used to get drunk and raise hell on the weekends.

— see also hell-raiser
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Main Entry:hell
raise hell — see hell
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Main Entry:raise

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raise ˈhell idiom
(informal) to protest angrily, especially in a way that causes trouble for sb
Main entry:raiseidiom

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