Gives me the heebie-jeebies - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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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Har perils the on who people keep can't down vo ices The thought of people listening to my calls gives me the heebie-jeebies
The intensity of her antireligious feelings can be felt in this admission: "Any church or synagogue or mosque, any font of worship devoted to a singular all-powerful God, gives me the heebie-jeebies
Call me a scaredycat, bat the recent news about conservative legislators wanting to reinstate sodomy laws gives me the heebie-jeebies