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hue and cry (noun) angry protest.

When there is a hue and cry, for example, against a hike in taxes, there is a strong protest by a number of people or media expressing their opposition to it. You raise a hue and cry when something against your wishes happens or is implemented.

  • The media and others raised a hue and cry over the government’s proposals to withdraw unemployment allowances and reduce old age pensions.
  • Students raised a hue and cry and resorted to the boycott of classes over the decision of the university to raise the tuition fee.
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