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
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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.
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.
The idea of some little pen-pusher assessing somebody in a wheelchair on a regular basis makes my flesh crawl.
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.