up in arms
phrasal aroused and ready to undertake a fight or conflict <
voters up in arms over the proposed law
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  • up\ in\ arms — adj. phr. 1. Equipped with guns or weapons and ready to fight. All of the colonies were up in arms against the Redcoats. Syn.: in arms 2. Very angry and wanting to fight. Robert is up in arms because John said he was stupid. The students were up… …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • up in arms — very angry. Local businessmen are up in arms over the new parking regulations which will make shopping very inconvenient for customers. Usage notes: often followed by a phrase beginning with over, as in the example, or about: Why aren t we up in… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • up in arms —    If you are up in arms about something, you are very angry.     The population was up in arms over the demolition of the old theatre …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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