see under raise Cain.
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How to use raise hell in a sentence
Maybe the evening news as an institution has dwindled so much that no one cares enough to raise hell.
I went back to raise hell, but High-Pockets—well, one of them—was quite calm about it.Nine Men in Time | Noel Miller Loomis
Then you rake leaves--then the taxpayers raise hell, and throw the rascals out to save the Constitution.Class of '29 | Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
But—inasmuch as your mother has always belonged to the Granger party, I suppose—I suppose she'll just raise hell!Mixed Faces | Roy Norton
Then he'll go back West and raise hell for a year or so; finally his father will make him go into the paint business.This Side of Paradise | F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I'd rather raise hell with a bunch of Germans," Sam Daniels declared feelingly.Cappy Ricks Retires | Peter B. Kyne