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Meaning of "kick up a fuss"



 
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Meaning of "kick up a fuss" #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:33 am   Meaning of "kick up a fuss"
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "Letter of Complaint (2)", question 6

I remained calm although I believe I have every reason for ......... up a fuss.

(a) hitting
(b) kicking
(c) knocking
(d) striking

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "Letter of Complaint (2)", answer 6

I remained calm although I believe I have every reason for kicking up a fuss.

Correct answer: (b) kicking

Your answer was: incorrect
I remained calm although I believe I have every reason for striking up a fuss.
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What is the meaning of "up a fuss"?

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Expression: "to kick up a fuss" #2 (permalink) Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:38 am   Expression: "to kick up a fuss"
 

Hi,Lola
There is such an expression to kick up a fuss that means to make a noise,to arrange a scandal.
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Meaning of "kick up a fuss" #3 (permalink) Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:05 am   Meaning of "kick up a fuss"
 

In the context of the sentence, kick up a fuss has the sense of "complain loudy and/or angrily".

Also, in the test sentence, the verb in question should be seen as the phrasal verb "kick up" (and just "kick").

You can also use "kick up" to mean "increase or intensify": The wind is kicking up.

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