give someone the creeps

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give someone the creeps

  1. (idiomatic) To give someone a feeling of uneasiness or mild fright.
    Walking through the graveyard late at night really gives me the creeps.
    • 1997, Roddy Doyle, The Woman Who Walked into Doors:
      It’s the emptiness; there’s no one on the street at that time, along the river. It gives me the creeps.

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