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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To Make One's Skin Crawl

Idiom: To Make One's Skin Crawl

Example: Ron and Debbie are trying to decide what to do on Halloween...
Debbie: I've got a great idea! Let's go to Santa Monica Boulevard to see all of the crazy costumes!
Ron: I can't. I have to work until 10:00pm. I know! When I get off work, we can watch a horror movie! Maybe A Nightmare on Elmstreet?
Debbie: No way! Freddy Krueger makes my skin crawl! I can't even look at him!

Meaning: To make one's skin crawl means to feel disgust or fear. Another popular expression with a similar meaning is to have goosebumps