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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
And oh, Rebecca," she continued with quivering voice, "I remember so well when we were little girls together and she took such pride in curling my hair; and another time, when we were grown up, she lent me her best blue muslin: it was when your father had asked me to lead the grand march with him at the Christmas dance, and I found out afterwards she thought he'd intended to ask her!"
Then I would commence a practical demonstration, to which Dora would pay profound attention, perhaps for five minutes; when she would begin to be dreadfully tired, and would lighten the subject by curling my hair, or trying the effect of my face with my shirt-collar turned down.
I stick with what I know, which is curling my hair and using the make-up I've always used.
Secondly, the only things capable of curling my hair are the same things that are responsible for painting my nails or hiding Barbie dolls in with my toys...
I was dressing up and curling my hair from the age of six!"
He then set about curling my hair into lovely, soft waves with tongs (you can also use straighteners to curl hair too).