make toes curl


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make somebody's toes curl

  (British & Australian)
if an experience makes your toes curl, it makes you feel extremely embarrassed and ashamed for someone else The very thought of what she said makes my toes curl. (British & Australian)
See also: curl, make, toe

make somebody's toes curl

  (American) also curl somebody's toes (American)
to frighten or shock someone A loud scream from the next room made her toes curl.
See also: curl, make, toe