give (one) the heebie-jeebies(redirected from give them the heebie-jeebies)
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give (one) the heebie-jeebies
To cause one to feel an extreme or acute sensation of fear, apprehension, worry, or anxiety. Walking through a graveyard always gives me the heebie-jeebies. All these ghost stories are giving me the heebie-jeebies.
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give somebody the ˈwillies/heebie-ˈjeebies/ˈcreeps(informal) make somebody feel nervous or afraid: Being alone in this old house gives me the willies. ♢ He gives me the creeps. He’s got such strange eyes.
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