make your flesh creep

make (one's) flesh creep

To cause one to feel disgusted, frightened, or unnerved. Having to look all those surgical photos made my flesh creep. The mere mention of cockroaches makes her flesh creep.
See also: creep, flesh, make

make your flesh creep

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make your flesh crawl

If something or someone makes your flesh creep or makes your flesh crawl, they make you feel uncomfortable because you find them so unpleasant or frightening. I didn't like him the first time I set eyes on him and now I know why. He made my flesh creep. I could see nobody. But they could see me. It made my flesh crawl. Note: You can also say that someone or something makes your skin crawl. Then suddenly she laughed. The sound made his skin crawl.
See also: creep, flesh, make

make your ˈflesh creep/crawl

make you feel afraid or full of disgust: This is a movie to make your flesh creep.The way he looked at me made my flesh crawl.
See also: crawl, creep, flesh, make
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IWANTS to make your flesh creep," the Fat Boy announced to his audience in Pickwick Papers.
Economics is no more precise a science, probably less so, than climatology, but its exponents have the ability to make your flesh creep via the wallet.
As I drifted into an uneasy sleep, I dreamt of things that would make your flesh creep.
The other can startle you and make your flesh creep, but I think the devil coming in the back door is much scarier,'' Banks said.