Give someone the creeps

verb phrase

To cause a feeling that loathsome things are creeping on one’s skin; to cause nervous apprehension: His smile gives me the creeps (1849+)


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  • Give someone the double cross

    verb phrase To betray or cheat one’s own colleagues; act treacherously: if you feel tempted to give the old gentleman the double cross (1834+)

  • Give someone the evil eye

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  • Give someone the fluff

    verb phrase To snub; dismiss; brush off: I gave him the fluff (1940s+)

  • Give someone the fish-eye

    verb phrase To look or stare at someone in a cold, contemptuous, or menacing way: A well-fed man in tails opened the door, gave them the fish eye/ who gave me such hairy eyeballs that I want to slink back ( fish-eye form 1940s+, others 1960s+)

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