the heebie-jeebies

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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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THE merest sight of red and white stripes around The Hawthorns normally gives Albion players and fans alike the heebie-jeebies.
I get the heebie-jeebies reading over and over about the need to install timers at traffic signals.
15PM Jeepers Creepers gal Gina Philips has the heebie-jeebies when the police think she killed her baby.
Margaret from Fauldhouse revealed her 38-year-old son is a fabulous cook but can't touch a wooden spoon, Sandra Fowler can't go near tin foil, while Kevin Grier says the little pads under fresh meat give him the heebie-jeebies.
Poor Marc gets the heebie-jeebies whenever he has the chance to win and it is that frailty and the generous quote that accompanies it that makes him a golfer that FP bettors can work with.
not to get the heebie-jeebies," said Christopher Rosen of the (http://www.
If you caught the thriller of the year Contagion in the cinema, you've probably just about got over the heebie-jeebies it gave you enough to watch it again.
I suppose that's why policemen wear shades EoAC" to give you the heebie-jeebies.
Young girls in the sort of provocative "school uniform" that would have given Sister Schol a stica the heebie-jeebies, fall lemming-like in front of cars as drivers slam on the brakes inches from their flailing legs.
The intensity of her antireligious feelings can be felt in this admission: "Any church or synagogue or mosque, any font of worship devoted to a singular all-powerful God, gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Scientists seem determined to scare the heebie-jeebies out of "middle-aged" pregnant women.
Emme Bryer doesn't suffer the heebie-jeebies when honey bees crawl up her arm.
Much about those societies gives me the heebie-jeebies, but that's neither here nor there and we'll probably never convince each other.
Her big, blue, heavily-lashed eyes, glassy as a corpse's, batted open and shut and frankly, she gave me the heebie-jeebies.