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up in arms

Meaning: angry

For example:

  • All the locals were up in arms about plans for the new airport, and they organised a protest to try and stop it.

  • Lots of people were up in arms over the government's plan to give billions of dollars of taxpayers' money to huge corporations.

Quick Quiz:

Most people were up in arms over the
  1. higher income taxes
  2. lower income taxes
  3. lack of income taxes

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