make the fur fly

[make the fur fly] or [make the feathers fly] {v. phr.}, {informal}Say or write mean things about someone or to jump on and fight hard.

A man fooled Mr. Black and got his money. Mr. Black will really makethe fur fly when he finds the man.

Mrs. Baker's dog dug holes inher neighbor's garden. The neighbor really made the fur fly when shesaw Mrs. Baker.