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Can you ruffle the feathers of men dead long time ago? Akin to making them roll in their graves, but one said "ruffle the feathers".
Sep 28, 2018 10:26 AM
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We generally use 'ruffle someone's feathers' when we're talking about something happening which affects someone still living, so probably not. Check out some examples: - I would appear to have ruffled Mr Foxcroft's feathers in my letter of May 20. - We seem to have at last ruffled their feathers and could be a force to be reckoned with. - All of this speculation has clearly ruffled Parker's feathers a little. You can find more here: - https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ruffle_someone's_feathers Hope that helps.
September 28, 2018
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