got her feathers in a bunch

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #357 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (78)”, question 7

His wife got her in a bunch at the party when John’s wife told her that the weight she gained recently looked good on her. She immediately wanted to go home and vowed never to talk to John or his wife ever again.

(a) ducks
(b) ideas
© bind
(d) feathers

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #357 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (78)”, answer 7

His wife got her feathers in a bunch at the party when John’s wife told her that the weight she gained recently looked good on her. She immediately wanted to go home and vowed never to talk to John or his wife ever again.

Correct answer: (d) feathers

Your answer was: [color=green]correct
[size=200]_________________________[/size]

Hi! Would you please explain the meaning of “got her feathers in a bunch”? Thank you!

It is not an idiom that I am familiar with personally, but it can be located HERE. In AmE, we say ‘get one’s feathers ruffled’.