raise a stink


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Related to raise a stink: pass along, liven up, at first, To take care of, take the hint
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Verb1.raise a stink - take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent; "She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again"
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
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And of course, the companies that stand to benefit from a more complex and costly emissions-testing program didn't raise a stink to do away with it.