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curdle (one's) blood

To terrify someone. That horror movie curdled my blood so badly that I spent the next week sleeping in my parents' bedroom!
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curdle someone's blood

Fig. to frighten or disgust someone severely. The story was scary enough to curdle your blood. The terrible scream was enough to curdle my blood.
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Heating too much and cooking too long both make custard curdle.
The perverse joke of the American president makes the blood curdle in the veins of all right-thinking people," said Antje Vollmer, spokesman for the Greens parliamentary group.
A Stephen King thriller that's true to the original - and sure to curdle your blood,
The woman whose voice could curdle milk met up with the former Take That singer on the set of the Clive James show.
Though on second thoughts, they'd curdle the custard, sour the milk and leave a taste as nasty as the Brussels sprouts.
The very term "germ warfare" is enough to curdle the blood.
In still other paintings, her lush eerie underpainting and abrasions, drippy curdle marks, solid reds, or blue-and-white checks reek of an admirably willful practice of abstract gesture characterized by a fresh, unpredictable grace.
Sauces are tricky little devils - they split, curdle or go lumpy at the drop of a wooden spoon.
Especially apt at capturing esthetic urges as they curdle into careerism, jealousy, sterility, and consciousness (where most people prefer to forget these Kodak-unworthy moments--and years), Bernhard has preserved them in his books.
My own problem has always been how to keep it warm, as I always like to make it in advance, and overheating will make it curdle.
IT'S enough to curdle a pint of Newton and Ridley's.
Swetow and Hisa Takakuwa, as Philinte's plain-spoken love interest Eliante, help sweeten a production that's always threatening to curdle into a sour cynicism.
But when she went off on a snarling tirade against meat-eaters and fur- wearers, ending with a hurled expletive, you could feel the good vibes in the house curdle.