give someone the creeps
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- (idiomatic) To give someone a feeling of uneasiness or mild fright.
- Walking through the graveyard late at night gave me the creeps.
- (Can we date this quote?) Roddy Doyle:
- It’s the emptiness; there’s no one on the street at that time, along the river. It gives me the creeps.
- creep someone out, give someone the heebie-jeebies, give someone the willies, spook someone, unnerve someone