hold terror for (someone)

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hold terror for (someone)

To cause one to feel fear. The thought of telling my parents about the awful things I've done holds great terror for me. Before I did exposure therapy, driving held terror for me. Now, I drive all over the place!
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hold terror for someone

[for something] to be frightening to a person. The thought of flying to Rio by myself held great terror for me. Nothing holds terror for me. I am a daredevil.
See also: hold, terror
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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