make (one's) skin crawl

(redirected from makes my skin crawl)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

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

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

make your ˈskin crawl

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

make (one's) skin

/flesh crawl
To cause one to be afraid or disgusted.
See also: make, skin
References in periodicals archive ?
"Some people don't care why they are famous, they just want to be famous, and that makes my skin crawl a bit" - singer George Ezra.
It makes my skin crawl and I am unable to deal with it as, in my experience, it has an unerring instinct to make a beeline for you if you try to confront it.
"Some people don't care why they are famous; they just want to be famous, and that makes my skin crawl a bit" - Singer George Ezra.
Claire da Rocha Makes my skin crawl I was out shopping with my daughter and didn't feel safe.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, condemned Farrakhan on Twitter, saying that "comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous." She added that the "responsive laughter makes my skin crawl" and that for anyone who "rightly condemned President Trump's rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants 'infesting our country,' this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you."
It makes my skin crawl, but as a business, I think it's genius," Hearn told thaboxingvoice.com.
He makes my skin crawl. He is so rude and not nice to her.
She said: "When Mum refers to Flame as Dorothy's aunty, it makes my skin crawl because there's only two years between them.
The thought of being trapped with 200 people, who might well be some of the most insane our world has to offer, makes my skin crawl and it's not due to the Hong Kong mosquitos either.
Boxing forums have been rife with insults and abuse in past days and that always makes my skin crawl.
- 'It makes my skin crawl when they attack Rick Perry for one of the best things he did,' Clinton says, that is, his support of a Texas law that grants in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants brought to the state as children.
"It makes my skin crawl to think about the violent ways snakes, lizards, alligators and other exotic creatures are raised and killed for boots, bags and belts," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.