goose pimples


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goose pimples

Bumps on one's skin where one's body hair stands on end as the result of an intense feeling of cold, nervousness, anxiety, excitement, or fear. I got goose pimples watching that scary movie last night! Their concert was so amazing, I got goose pimples when they played their first song! It's so cold in here that I'm getting goose pimples.
See also: goose, pimple

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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There's something very depressing about goose pimples and lower back tattoos on the early morning school run.
I have goose pimples just saying that, because it's been a battle since March.
We were both screaming at the TV in the final furlong and as Dancing Brave crossed the line in front, I not only had goose pimples but a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.
As I approached her, goose pimples appeared only to be replaced by my expletives.
and the goose pimples continued as temperatures dropped.
There were elements to it that left me with goose pimples.
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"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.
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.
Whenever I hear the `boom, boom-boom' intro to Tina Turner's `Simply The Best' hit the air, I get goose pimples.
Here is a plot which has everything needed to send a chill up your spine, not to mention putting goose pimples upon goose pimples.
It sometimes got cold wearing so little so I imagined I was on a lovely hot beach to stop me getting goose pimples."