give (one) the heebie-jeebies

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give (one) the heebie-jeebies

To cause one to feel 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.
See also: give

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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If you like chillers that give you the heebie-jeebies, the urgently paced 'Metalhead' is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat as it follows how a deadly robotic dog terrorizes rebels (Maxine Peake) in a post-apocalyptic world.
These are specially themed zones you walk through to achieve a quest, or just survive from A to B, while being set upon by various creepy monsters or people, in the shape of brilliant actors whose job it is to give you the heebie-jeebies.
I suppose that's why policemen wear shades EoAC" to give you the heebie-jeebies.
Upon entering the gallery, one first encountered a black chair before a white wall on which was printed this message: "Hope shimmers and fades; it washes the present in a flattering light and shapes the future into something that won't give you the heebie-jeebies.
There's nothing to give you the heebie-jeebies like walking into an unmarked minefield.