raise the devil

raise the devil or raise heck or raise hob or raise ned  {v. phr.},  {informal}
To make trouble; start a fight or an argument.
Mr. Black raised heck when he saw the dented fender. He blamed the other driver.
Some teenage boys raised the devil in town on Halloween night and damaged a lot of property.
Compare: KICK UP A FUSS.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}