kick up a fuss

[kick up a fuss] or [kick up a row] or [raise a row] also [kick upa dust] {v. phr.}, {informal} To make trouble; make a disturbance.

When the teacher gave the class five more hours of homework, theclass kicked up a fuss.

When the teacher left the room, two boyskicked up a row.

Compare: RAISE CAIN, RAISE THE ROOF.