make a stink
Also, raise a stink. Create a great fuss; complain, criticize, or otherwise make trouble about something. For example, They promised to fix the printer today; you needn't make a stink about it, or The parents were raising a stink about the principal's new rules. This idiom transfers an offensive odor to a public fuss. [Mid-1800s] Also see make a scene.
|make a stink|
|take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent; "She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again" [syn: raise hell]|