curl (one's) hair

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curl (one's) hair

To shock or terrify someone. That horror movie sure curled my hair—I could not sleep for a week! Geez, don't sneak up on me like that, you're gonna curl my hair!
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curl someone's hair

 and make someone's hair curl
Fig. to frighten or alarm someone; to shock someone with sight, sound, or taste. Don't ever sneak up on me like that again. You really curled my hair. The horror film made my hair curl.
See also: curl, hair
References in classic literature ?
During this tedious process, Dolly beguiled the time in the most improving manner that occurred to her, by curling her hair on her fingers, with the aid of the looking-glass before mentioned, and giving it some killing twists.
And soon came a gale of wind, and carried away Curdken's hat, and away went Curdken after it, while the girl went on combing and curling her hair. All this the old king saw: so he went home without being seen; and when the little goose-girl came back in the evening he called her aside, and asked her why she did so: but she burst into tears, and said, 'That I must not tell you or any man, or I shall lose my life.'
Then there came a wind, so strong that it blew off Curdken's hat; and away it flew over the hills: and he was forced to turn and run after it; till, by the time he came back, she had done combing and curling her hair, and had put it up again safe.
According to them, the former "Suits" star has been curling her hair even before she started dating Prince Harry.
@Mrthecoach: Girl on train now curling her hair. That much makeup is a sign of mental fragility, I reckon.
The first set of videos shows Erin naked, curling her hair while looking into a mirror.
And in Helena's case, that meant curling her hair, spraying her with fake tan - and enhancing her bust!
In his etching Saturday Night, Thrash shows a woman curling her hair in preparation for an evening soiree.
However, this did not sit well with Markle's fans, who insisted that Prince Harry's wife has been curling her hair since then.
"Once I completed curling her hair into the desired curl pattern, I gently brushed the curls out by using a natural bamboo grooming brush by Kimble Hair Care," she continued.