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get goose pimples

To get bumps on one's skin where one's body hair stands on end as the result of an intense feeling of cold, nervousness, anxiety, excitement, or fear. I got goose pimples watching that scary movie last night! Their concert was so amazing, I got goose pimples when they played their first song! It's so cold in here that I'm getting goose pimples.
See also: get, goose, pimple

goose pimples

Bumps on one's skin where one's body hair stands on end as the result of an intense feeling of cold, nervousness, anxiety, excitement, or fear. I got goose pimples watching that scary movie last night! Their concert was so amazing, I got goose pimples when they played their first song! It's so cold in here that I'm getting goose pimples.
See also: goose, pimple

goose bumps

Bumps on one's skin where one's body hair stands on end as the result of an intense feeling of cold, nervousness, anxiety, excitement, or fear. I got goose bumps watching that scary movie last night! Their concert was so amazing, I got goose bumps when they played their first song! It's so cold in here that I'm getting goose bumps.
See also: bump, goose

*goose bumps

 and *goose pimples
Fig. a prickly feeling related to having bumps on one's skin due to fear, excitement, or cold. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) When I hear that old song, I get goose bumps. I never have goose pimples, but my teeth chatter when it's cold.
See also: bump, goose

goose pimples

Also, goose bumps or flesh . Temporary rough skin caused by small raised bumps. For example, Horror movies always give me goose pimples, or She tends to get goose bumps whenever she goes to the dentist. This expression likens the skin of a plucked goose to the condition of human skin when a person is cold or afraid. [Early 1800s]
See also: goose, pimple
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To prevent this problem from happening, it would be advisable not to tamper with any pimple or boil on your face.
A lot of these were just amateur videos - people popping pimples in their garage, with empty beer bottles lying around and dogs barking.
Attacking across lower ground between The Pimple and Hill 145, the leading platoons found themselves wading through mud.
Pimples are a natural and unavoidable part of puberty.
The tiny Grade Two-listed folly justifies its name - The Pimple - which gets its name from the stone at the apex of its tiled roof.
A I think what you're describing wasn't a pimple, but a collection of white debris caught under the edge of the foreskin.
The extent of the officers' contact consisted of three punches and two shoves, and the inmate's injuries consisted of a broken facial pimple, swollen areas on the cheekbone, and a small laceration on the bridge of his nose.
One surprised onlooker said: "We don't know whether it was pimple cream, calamine lotion or even toothpaste on her spots but she looked a bit ropey."
IT NEVER FAILS: School picture day always arrives on the same day as a huge pimple or bad hairstyle.
This, however, does not end well as she finds herself in trouble with teachers with detention for saying how she really felt about an assignment, in the doghouse with Becca for telling her the pimple on her face is very noticeable, and so forth.
Off duty, I enjoy looking cruddy in my weekend sweats, with a pimple on my face and pimple cream on top of that pimple.
You know that life is creeping up on you when the signposts of your adolescence curdle into camp before you've barely vanquished your last pimple. Those of us who can recall a time when Lava lamps were taken seriously know that the aesthetic of the swinging '60s is particularly vulnerable.
He had had a pimple on his right cheek approximately 3 weeks before, which had discharged "bluish" pus on forcible evacuation and subsequently healed without treatment.
Two white bars float near the top of each canvas, suggesting hinges, while a loose rendering of the Apple corporate logo punctuates the lower middle, a bright little pimple of absurd color in a foggy monochrome surround.
The bump you described on your forehead could be a number of things, including a pimple or a cyst.