raise\ the\ devil

raise\ the\ devil
• raise the devil
• raise heck
• raise hob
• raise Ned
v. phr. informal
To make trouble; start a fight or an argument.

Mr. Black raised heck when he saw the dented fender. He blamed the other driver.

Some teenage boys raised the devil in town on Halloween night and damaged a lot of property.

Compare: kick up a fuss

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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