give (one) the creeps

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give (one) the creeps

To make one feel wary or uneasy due to eeriness or strange behavior. I stay away from that old house on the corner, it gives me the creeps! Why is that guy just standing around and not talking to anyone? He's giving me the creeps!
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give someone the creeps

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone or something gives you the creeps, they make you feel nervous, afraid or uncomfortable. `This place gives me the creeps,' said Romira. For no good reason, he gave me the creeps.
See also: creep, give, someone
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give someone the creeps

induce a feeling of fear or revulsion in someone.
1996 Roddy Doyle The Woman Who Walked Into Doors It's the emptiness; there's no one on the street at that time, along the river. It gives me the creeps.
See also: creep, give, someone
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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.
See also: creep, give, somebody, willies
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References in classic literature ?
And the first living thing I did meet was the sort to give you the creeps; it was a riderless horse coming full tilt through the bush, with the saddle twisted round and the stirrup-irons ringing.
But never fear, though they might give you the creeps, the insects are in fact entirely harmless - they can't even hurt other insects.
ASPELLBINDING tale of witchcraft to give you the creeps on a Friday night.
This video will give you the creeps, and if you suffer from acrophobia, move your eyes away.
The Insidious films have always been old- school fright fests meant to give you the creeps, though not necessarily breaking new ground.
If the spy friends (Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo) McCall asks favors from don't give you the creeps, Bob's aptitude for languages (he speaks Spanish and Russian fluently) is enough to intimidate other Jason Bourne wannabes.
Do cockroaches give you the creeps? Are you brave enough to put your head in a guillotine, pet a tarantula or take a free fall?
UK: We've heard of strange and wonderful ingredients that have been cultivated for beauty purposes, but GWYNETH PALTROW's latest must-have is enough to give you the creeps. The actress, who now lives in England, goes to great lengths to keep her complexion looking youthful - by using snake venom to de-wrinkle.
MONEY SPIDERS may give you the creeps, but they are much more scary if you're a midge, fly or aphid.
The spooks on the island will give you the creeps, but the "bad men" are far worse.
In fact, it can give you the creeps. But that's where the trip really starts.
If coffins and capes give you the creeps, you might want to sit this one out.
Do bugs ever give you the creeps? When I photographed follicle mites--insects that live on our pores--I scraped my forehead with a bobby pin to get a sample.
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IT might possibly give you the creeps, and you might think you are in Shiverpool, but the examples of the art of modelling in the translucent self-glazing white clay known as Parian Ware is still extremely sought after by collectors.