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Slang

up in arms

This page is about the slang term 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

a. higher income taxes

b. lower income taxes

c. lack of income taxes

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Contributor: Matt Errey