raise the devil


raise the devil
make a fuss, make problems

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • raise the devil — raise hell or raise the devil see under ↑raise1 • • • Main Entry: ↑devil raise hell or raise the devil (informal) To make a lot of trouble • • • Main Entry: ↑raise * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • raise\ the\ devil — • raise the devil • raise heck • raise hob • raise Ned v. phr. informal To make trouble; start a fight or an argument. Mr. Black raised heck when he saw the dented fender. He blamed the other driver. Some teenage boys raised the devil in town on… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • raise the devil — or[raise heck] or[raise hob] or[raise ned] {v. phr.}, {informal} To make trouble; start a fight or an argument. * /Mr. Black raised heck when he saw the dented fender. He blamed the other driver./ * /Some teenage boys raised the devil in town on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • raise the devil — or[raise heck] or[raise hob] or[raise ned] {v. phr.}, {informal} To make trouble; start a fight or an argument. * /Mr. Black raised heck when he saw the dented fender. He blamed the other driver./ * /Some teenage boys raised the devil in town on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • raise the devil with someone — AND raise hell (with someone) tv. to confront someone and complain or scold. □ I really raised the devil with my brother for being late. □ It won’t do any good to raise hell with me …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • raise the devil with something — AND raise hell (with something) tv. to cause rouble with something. □ That idea raises hell with my plan. □ The onions raised the devil with my stomach …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • To raise the devil — Raise Raise (r[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raised} (r[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raising}.] [OE. reisen, Icel. reisa, causative of r[=i]sa to rise. See {Rise}, and cf. {Rear} to raise.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • it is easier to raise the devil than to lay him — 1655 T. FULLER Church Hist. Britain x. iv. The Boy having gotten a habit of counterfeiting..would not be undeviled by all their Exorcisms, so that the Priests raised up a Spirit which they could not allay. 1725 N. BAILEY tr. Erasmus’ Colloquies… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • The Devil Wears Nada — The Simpsons episode Episode no. 446 Prod. code LABF17 Orig. airdate November 15, 2009[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs — is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 29. [Jacob and Wilheim Grimm, Grimm s Fairy Tales , [http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs ] ] It falls… …   Wikipedia


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