To raise Cain


Also found in: Idioms.
to cause a great disturbance; to make great trouble.

See also: Raise

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There's no reason to raise Cain or rave and rant in Congress to demand an investigation funded by government money and resources on the perceived discriminatory treatment.
But perhaps some staff, all female, felt they would be politically incorrect to raise Cain over Wilson as he was the sole male among them: unwittingly, they were allowing a bulldozer to level the land for his sins.
The few rid that the followers of the more Islamic, extreme candidates will find some religious justification to raise Cain and rock Cairo!