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Re: Ruffle a few feathers

Posted by ESC on July 14, 2006

In Reply to: Ruffle a few feathers posted by waleed on July 14, 2006

: hello, I want to know the meaning of the phrase " ruffle a few feathers"

Get a person or people upset, agitated, stirred. It's a bird thing. Found this online:

Displaying ruffled feathers is a defense mechanism that enables the chick to look larger and more aggressive. If that doesn't do the trick, they can spread the wings for the fully-fledged look.