an increase in wages or salary
to cause mischief or disturbance
to get very angry about something
to cause trouble by behaving badly in public, for example by making a lot of noise and breaking things or upsetting other people
If you have doubt or doubts about something, you feel uncertain about it and do not know whether it is true or possible . If you say you have no doubt about it, you mean that you are certain it is true.
A family is a group of people who are related to each other, especially parents and their children.
to surprise, shock, or offend people
A question is a problem, matter, or point which needs to be considered.
raise a child:
A child is a human being who is not yet an adult .
Your expectations are your strong hopes or beliefs that something will happen or that you will get something that you want .
raise the roof:
to make a very loud noise, for example by cheering, singing, or shouting
raise the wind:
to obtain the necessary funds
to raise hell:
If you say that someone raises hell, you are emphasizing that they protest strongly and angrily about a situation in order to persuade other people to correct it or improve it.
raise an eyebrow:
If something causes you to raise an eyebrow or to raise your eyebrows, it causes you to feel surprised or disapproving .
raise an objection:
If you make or raise an objection to something, you say that you do not like it or agree with it.
raise one's hat:
to take one's hat briefly off one's head as a greeting or mark of respect
raise the devil:
to cause a commotion
raise the dividend:
A dividend is the part of a company's profits which is paid to people who have shares in the company.
raise the stakes:
to increase the amount of money or valuables hazarded in a gambling game
raise the temperature:
The temperature of something is a measure of how hot or cold it is.
up/raise the ante:
If you up the ante or raise the ante, you increase your demands when you are in dispute or fighting for something.
raise one's glass to:
to drink the health of; drink a toast to
raise someone's hackles:
to make someone angry or annoyed
raise (or lower) the bar:
raise (or lower) the standard of judgment
play hob with:
to make trouble for; interfere with and make disordered
up the ante:
to make greater demands or take greater risks in a dispute or contest, and so increase the amount that you will eventually lose or win
get a laugh to raise a laugh:
If a person or their comment gets a laugh or raises a laugh, they make the people listening to them laugh.
rise/raise sb from the dead:
When Christians say that Jesus Christ rose from the dead or raised someone from the dead, they mean that Jesus came back to life after he had died, or brought a dead person back to life.
to rear/raise its ugly head:
If you say that something unpleasant or embarrassing rears its ugly head or raises its ugly head, you mean that it occurs, often after not occurring for some time.
raise one's voice/lower one's voice:
If you raise your voice, you speak more loudly. If you lower your voice, you speak more quietly .
to raise the roof lift the roof:
If a group of people inside a building raise the roof, they make a very loud noise, for example by singing or shouting .
not lift a finger:
to not do something or not help someone at all
to lift a finger to raise a finger:
If you say that a person does not lift a finger or raise a finger to do something, especially to help someone, you are critical of them because they do nothing.
lift the curtain on:
raise sb's hackles/make sb's hackles rise:
If something raises your hackles or makes your hackles rise, it makes you feel angry and hostile .
to raise the alarm to sound the alarm:
If you raise the alarm or sound the alarm, you warn people of danger .
to rear its ugly head rear its head:
If something unpleasant rears its head or rears its ugly head, it becomes visible or noticeable .
lift oneself by the (or one's own) bootstraps:
to achieve success by one's own unaided efforts