make your skin crawl

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make (one's) skin crawl

To cause one to feel disgusted, frightened, or unnerved. Having to look at all those surgical photos made my skin crawl. The mere mention of cockroaches makes her skin crawl.
See also: crawl, make, skin
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make your skin crawl

If something or someone makes your skin crawl, you find them very unpleasant and frightening. The way he looks at me makes my skin crawl. I hated this man, his very touch made my skin crawl. Compare with make your flesh creep.
See also: crawl, make, skin
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

make your ˈskin crawl

make you feel afraid or full of disgust: His smile made my skin crawl.
See also: crawl, make, skin
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