goose pimples


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goose pimples

Also, goose bumps or flesh . Temporary rough skin caused by small raised bumps. For example, Horror movies always give me goose pimples, or She tends to get goose bumps whenever she goes to the dentist. This expression likens the skin of a plucked goose to the condition of human skin when a person is cold or afraid. [Early 1800s]
See also: goose, pimple
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To German defender Steffi Jones, the crowd was large enough to grow goose pimples on her arms despite the 82-degree heat.
There were elements to it that left me with goose pimples.
Michael Cartwright, 35, a taxi driver from Middlesbrough, said: "When I saw the face I got goose pimples.
Even today, every time I hear this speech I get goose pimples.
I sat at home watching that game and the way Darren Gough ran in and hit Andrew Symonds -just the presence the English guys had - gave me goose pimples," Nixon recalled.
Her performances have given me goose pimples and made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.
The Colwyn choir sang beautifully as we stood in the lovely old church, their harmony bringing us all out in goose pimples and filling my eyes with tears.
EVENnow, nearly 20 years on, whenever I see `The Brave' swooping late on the outside to just get up in the 1986 Arc, I get goose pimples all over my body.
But then a brisk wind picked up to Rest Bay proportions and we were forced to quell the goose pimples with layers of towels, cardies and sarongs.
It sometimes got cold wearing so little so I imagined I was on a lovely hot beach to stop me getting goose pimples.
The other day I popped out and saw five minutes of Miss Saigon and it just sent goose pimples down my spine.
I've got goose pimples all over just being here,'' said Baron, 73.
When I see my name on the back of an England shirt it gives me goose pimples again.
Goose pimples rose across the hall as moody Marques tore Spencer's shawl from her shoulders and the pair erupted into an electrifying routine.
I still get goose pimples when I hear Flower of Scotland but it doesn't look like it will happen.