give the creeps


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give you the creeps

1. to make you feel frightened or nervous give you the willies This old house gives me the creeps.
2. to cause someone to feel dislike or disgust My neighbor gives me the creeps.
Usage notes: also used in the form get the creeps: The moment she met Billy, she got the creeps.
See also: creep, give

give somebody the creeps/willies

  (informal)
to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this This old house gives me the creeps. I've never liked spiders - they give me the willies.
See also: creep, give