make (one's) flesh crawl

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make (one's) flesh crawl

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

make someone's flesh crawl

 and make someone's skin crawl
to cause someone's skin to feel funny or get goose pimples through fright. Just to hear the story of the killings made my flesh crawl. The horror movie made our skin crawl.
See also: crawl, flesh, make
References in classic literature ?
Only to think of it makes my flesh crawl. They threatened me with torture.
- JD, by email couple stuff they are doing makes my flesh crawl.
I feel it's my duty and I try, but he makes my flesh crawl.
Lemon) in the Almeida Theater revival of "Aunt Dan and Lemon," Headly bested the likes of Maggie Smith and Zoe Wanamaker (does drag artist Bette Bourne count in his/her stunning turn as the late Quentin Crisp?) to give the female performance of the year: a portrait of psychosis so insidious that even the memory of it makes my flesh crawl.
He is a monster - the very thought of him makes my flesh crawl."
Although it makes my flesh crawl to hear it, one often hears ministers talk of Christian "values".
Forget the insects [ETH] this guy makes my flesh crawl. That accent is beginning to grate, too.
The idea of some little pen-pusher assessing somebody in a wheelchair on a regular basis makes my flesh crawl.
Forget the insects this guy makes my flesh crawl. And don't be fooled by the cheesy grin he's a scheming con man.
The enclosed card read: "The thought of you makes my flesh crawl."
The veil sticks two fingers up at the rest of us, and the idea of a woman wearing it while teaching children makes my flesh crawl.
A lot of the piped music at football makes my flesh crawl. Whenever I hear We Are The Champions or We Will Rock You or indeed anything by Queen, I feel like having another go at liking cricket.
It makes my flesh crawl. I can't even remember the watch it is advertising - that's how rotten it is.