RUFFLING SOMEONE'S FEATHERS means to upset others, bother them, or make them
angry. Here are some examples:
she isn't. She must have RUFFLED some FEATHERS.
- She didn't want to RUFFLE any FEATHERS at the meeting, so she decided not to
voice her opinion.
- Keep your liberal views to yourself if you don't want to RUFFLE anyone's FEATHERS
at this party.
- The fight broke out because Tom couldn't stop complaining and eventually said
some things that RUFFLED some FEATHERS.
- Are you usually careful not to RUFFLE FEATHERS at work?
VOICE one's opinion - tell others your opinion
KEEP something TO YOURSELF - don't tell anyone
BREAK OUT - start (usually used with fights & arguments)
ONCE IN A WHILE - sometimes
subway. This one from JetBlue caught my attention. I don't
think I've ever flown with them before, but it's good to know
bags don't really RUFFLE THEIR FEATHERS (bother them).
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