make (one's/the) hair stand up on the back of (one's) neck

(redirected from made his hair stand up on the back of his neck)

make (one's/the) hair stand up on the back of (one's) neck

To scare or horrify someone. Walking past the cemetery alone at night made Mary's hair stand up on the back of her neck. Just the thought of going into that abandoned building makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
See also: back, hair, make, neck, of, on, stand, up