raise a stink : Popular Idioms in English

raise a stink

To complain excessively about something

If I don't get the aisle seat I reserved, I am going to raise such a stink you won't believe it," Caroline told the woman at the counter."

Definitions

  • v  take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
News & Articles

  • Vice magazine's suicide fashion spread is the lamest form of satire
    From time to time, somebody, somewhere is going to raise a stink about a pair of boobies and an airbrushed ass shot. They may hold a protest outside of a strip club or burn copies of Playboy or launch a boycott of Abercrombie & Fitch. more…
    June 18, 2013 - Charleston City Paper
  • Vice magazine's suicide fashion spread is the lamest form of satire
    From time to time, somebody, somewhere is going to raise a stink about a pair of boobies and an airbrushed ass shot. They may hold a protest outside of a strip club or burn copies of Playboy or launch a boycott of Abercrombie & Fitch. more…
    June 18, 2013 - Charleston City Paper