raise hell

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