give (one) the willies

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give (one) the willies

To cause an intense feeling of fear or nervousness in someone. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is giving me the willies!
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give you the willies

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If something gives you the willies, it makes you feel nervous or frightened. This place gives me the willies. Living on the mountainside is enough to give anyone the willies — especially when the wolves howl.
See also: give, willies