Complete Definition of "up in arms"

English

Adjective
en-adj|pos=up in arms-

  1. idiom angry; preparing or planning for a fight

#:The union members are up in arms over threats of pay cuts.

Usage notes
All may be added at the beginning of the expression to intensify as in
Her father was all up in arms when we returned late at night

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