give (one) 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.
See also: creep, give, somebody, willies
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For a man who has been giving us the heebie-jeebies for more than 30 years, Cave confesses that he got a feeling he just can't shake, a feeling that just won't go away, on the title track and album's closer, "Push the Sky Away." An ominous organ drones and the occasional drum boom filters in as this strange, stellar journey comes to a close.