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get goose pimples

To get bumps on one's skin where one's body hair stands on end as the result of an intense feeling of cold, nervousness, anxiety, excitement, or fear. I got goose pimples watching that scary movie last night! Their concert was so amazing, I got goose pimples when they played their first song! It's so cold in here that I'm getting goose pimples.
See also: get, goose, pimple

*goose bumps

 and *goose pimples
Fig. a prickly feeling related to having bumps on one's skin due to fear, excitement, or cold. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) When I hear that old song, I get goose bumps. I never have goose pimples, but my teeth chatter when it's cold.
See also: bump, goose

goose pimples

Also, goose bumps or flesh . Temporary rough skin caused by small raised bumps. For example, Horror movies always give me goose pimples, or She tends to get goose bumps whenever she goes to the dentist. This expression likens the skin of a plucked goose to the condition of human skin when a person is cold or afraid. [Early 1800s]
See also: goose, pimple
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Dallesandro's pimpled butt may be a thing of beauty, but neither it nor the movie that made it a star is a joy forever.
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Meanwhile, Chanelle from last year's series has been seen in little more than a thong for so long now that to current blind housemate Mikey her goose pimpled buttocks probably read like an Indonesian owner's manual for a Mazda RX8.
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Wooden rackets covered with pimpled rubber appeared in the late 19th century and were common by the 1930s.
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