Make your flesh creep - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
make your flesh creep
make (one's) flesh creep
To cause one to feel disgusted, frightened, or unnerved. Having to look at all those surgical photos made my flesh creep. The mere mention of cockroaches makes her flesh creep.
make your flesh creep or
make your flesh crawl
If something or someone makes your flesh creep or makes your flesh crawl, they make you feel uncomfortable because you find them so unpleasant or frightening. I didn't like him the first time I set eyes on him and now I know why. He made my flesh creep. I could see nobody. But they could see me. It made my flesh crawl. Note: You can also say that someone or something makes your skin crawl. Then suddenly she laughed. The sound made his skin crawl.
make your ˈflesh creep/crawl make you feel afraid or full of disgust: This is a movie to make your flesh creep. ♢ The way he looked at me made my flesh crawl.
References in periodicals archive
IWANTS to make your flesh creep
," the Fat Boy announced to his audience in Pickwick Papers.
Economics is no more precise a science, probably less so, than climatology, but its exponents have the ability to make your flesh creep
via the wallet.
As I drifted into an uneasy sleep, I dreamt of things that would make your flesh creep
The other can startle you and make your flesh creep
, but I think the devil coming in the back door is much scarier,'' Banks said.