hackles

/ (ˈhækəlz) /

pl n

the hairs on the back of the neck and the back of a dog, cat, etc, which rise when the animal is angry or afraid
anger or resentment (esp in the phrases get one's hackles up, make one's hackles rise)

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Idioms and Phrases with hackles

hackles

see raise someone's hackles.

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