raise hell

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Verb1.raise hell - 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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Party's role during the post-STL stage has been shameful due to Hizbullah's initial consent to the establishment of the Tribunal only to retract later and raise hell in a bid to undermine or thwart the Court, Fatfat added.
We are thankful to kick-off this innovative program to help us raise money, raise awareness and raise hell to help women with breast cancer this holiday season.
Summary: In Roumieh prison, there are some prisoners who raise hell on a daily basis, giving both the guards and their fellow prisoners trouble.
We go out there and raise hell with them, giving them a few hours of fun.
Raise Hell can complete Mullins' treble in the Thurles.
Still one of the most ambitious open-world, sandbox gaming experiences out there, taking on the role of former outlaw John Marston is like stepping into the shoes of a true western movie hero, giving you a licence to duel, hunt, hijack and raise hell on both sides of the border.
Easter Road team-mates have already given the 23-year-old the nickname Ozzy - and O'Connor is backing Osbourne to raise hell in the SPL.
When I went to the hospital when she was on the machine, I was anticipating, because I was probably coming down from a hangover, but I'm anticipating that I'm going to go to the hospital and raise hell (sic)," Contactmusic quoted Tyson as saying on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (08Mar11).
And on Glee, Kurt (Chris Colfer) lands a beau, while Jane Lynch continues to raise hell as nasty cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester--and both actors are Emmy nominees
Over the course of his career, Johnny Cash showed his devoted followers how to raise hell (on, for instance, Folsom Prison Blues), how to take a stand for an unpopular cause (go back and listen to "Man in Black," released to country radio in 1971), and how to confront personal demons (as in his recording of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down").
whose adventures in and out of the writer's dormitory in Moscow in the waning days of the USSR comprise this ribald novel, takes Baudelaire's bibulous counsel to heart, despite occasional pangs of conscience and the knowledge that there are far more profitable associates, in terms of getting his latest effusions into print, than a bunch of old cronies out to raise hell.
Most club bosses raise hell before big games and instruct their players to go for the jugular - but not Sheridan.