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the heebie-jeebies

An extreme or acute sensation of fear, apprehension, worry, or anxiety. Often used with "get" or "give." I always get the heebie-jeebies when I walk through a graveyard. All these ghost stories are giving me the heebie-jeebies.
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Armed with bodies, cof-fins, eyeballs, spiders, monsters and witches, the dad-of-two does such a good job, he gives young and old on his street the heebie jeebies.
I think it was just the image of teeth in a tumbler that gave me the heebie jeebies.
Also, my wife makes me watch it and he is giving me the heebie jeebies.
The only thing I'd bring to the party would be a dose of the heebie jeebies.
Buddhists and animal lovers may want to look away now, because I killed the eight legged intruder swiftly - and with much yelling - but not before it had given me a very bad case of the heebie jeebies.
It might give you the heebie jeebies at your next dental appointment, but the London hit from the Menier Chocolate Factory will keep you rooted to your seats.
So if I tell you that the new guy arriving to put the heebie jeebies up Tony Gordon tonight is called Luke Strong, you should get the picture.
Just because he's a bit on the short side it might not be PC to say it, but this creep gives me the heebie jeebies.
We're using great Merseyside locations like the shipyards, the Heebie Jeebies bar on Seel Street and great moody panoramas of the Mersey estuary and docklands.
It's called Self-Destruction of a Man and it'll give you the heebie jeebies, the summertime blues, and the rockin' pneumonia all in one mega dose.
But federal security officials gave the OK for all banner-towing planes to not just clutter the sky and create visual havoc but give fans below the heebie jeebies through the duration of the Series.
There is definitely something no' right with that man, he gives me the heebie jeebies.
World windsurfing champion Lucy Horwood,from Pwllheli,may be comfortable riding the waves on her board,but get her on the deck of a cross- channel ferry and she gets the heebie jeebies.
If spiders give you the heebie jeebies this is NOT the movie for you.
UP-and-coming rockers The Heebie Jeebies were hailed Artists Of The Month at King Tut's April Your Sound event.