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make the fur fly

Definition of make the fur fly in English:

informal Cause serious, perhaps violent, trouble.
Example sentences
  • No formal action has yet been taken, but if the case goes to court, friends predict, the fur will fly.
  • An arched tail with the fur fluffed means ‘this is my territory - hang around and the fur will fly!’
  • She expects that the fur will fly (but only figuratively, for sure) at Princeton, and right away she offers her view on one subject on the agenda.
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