ruffled feathers


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ruffled feathers

noun
Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight:
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It is only your faery touch that can lay his ruffled feathers.
As we passed through the neighbouring village with cracking of whip and jingling of bells, heads popped up at the windows to stare, and the only living thing in the silent, sunny street was a melancholy fowl with ruffled feathers, which looked at us reproachfully, as we dashed with so much energy over the crackling snow.
However, a former high-ranking official in the provincial government, speaking anonymously, said Chesda's rapid rise and seeming inexperience had ruffled feathers.
IANS Chennai Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday ruffled feathers of political leaders and fishermen organisations with her claim that distanced the Coast Guard from a firing incident off the Rameswaram coast earlier this week in which two fishermen were injured.
HE'S only been in the job for a handful of days but new Assembly Member Neil McEvoy has already ruffled feathers.
EASYJET boss Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has ruffled feathers with the launch of his first easyFoodstore in north west London where everything is just 25p.
Summary: The proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods, two of the largest broadline food distributors in the nation, ruffled feathers in the Federal Trade Commission .
Meanwhile, former model Eleanor, who plays Demelza in the hit BBC drama, ruffled feathers in this beautiful dove grey gown from Ralph Lauren.
RUFFLED feathers in top-brass Roman Catholic coops where a brace of bishops complain that BBC2's superb Wolf Hall presents Thomas More "perversely".
UKIP is the first political party to include a reduction of fuel duty in its election manifesto, which has resulted in ruffled feathers across Westminster.
Big Bird ruffled feathers on the political trail last year after after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney vowed to cut funding for the beloved Sesame Street character during a presidential debate.
BAE Systems is planning a share repurchase program (SRP) to enable it to return hundreds of millions of pounds to investors to smooth ruffled feathers after its controversial Au30bn plan to merge with European aerospace giant EADS failed.