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Protest

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:56 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! What common idioms do you use to describe when someone is really angry and protests fiercely about something?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan

Re: Protest

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:58 pm
by tony h
What is the scenario? At home? At Work? Outside the presidential place? In a restaurant or shop?

Re: Protest

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:24 am
by Stevenloan
tony h : Thanks for asking. The scenario is at a shop.

StevenLoan

Re: Protest

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:47 am
by Erik_Kowal
You might {cause / create / make} a scene, or make a [real] {fuss / nuisance of yourself}. In Britain (but not the USA, I think), you could also go ballistic. Or you could just complain loudly.

Re: Protest

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:27 am
by tony h
The challenge for the English is that they don't really get loud about complaining. We always imagine Americans are much more exuberant in their emotions. We tend to be quiet and firm. So phrases like "created a scene", "created a bit of a fuss", "raised voices" are all useful.

Re: Protest

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:36 pm
by Erik_Kowal
tony h wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:27 am
We always imagine Americans are much more exuberant in their emotions
Good point. I should have included shoot {the place up / anything that moves / everyone {in sight / within range}} and indiscriminately open fire.

Re: Protest

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:27 am
by Stevenloan
Erik and tony h : Thank you both so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan

Re: Protest

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:46 am
by Lolhard
Depending on the amount of protest, one might "rage against" something, or "rage out"

I'm not sure how idiomatic "rage" by itself is, but I feel that "rage" or "raging" is particularly appropriate in the connect of describing the discontent of someone in protest.