to make your flesh crawl

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - make your flesh crawl

"to make your flesh crawl"

something or someone is so unpleasant, frightening or repugnant that your skin feels as though something is crawling on it


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - make your flesh crawl

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  We're all going to go and check out the new insect exhibit at the zoo. Do you want to come along?

Friend 2:  Absolutely not! Insects freak me out.  They make my flesh crawl.

Friend 1:  Too bad you find insects so repellent.  They are actually quite fascinating.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - make your flesh crawl

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  There goes Claude sucking up to the boss again.

Colleague 2:  The way he tries to ingratiate himself is really almost embarrassing to watch.

Colleague 1:  Doesn't Claude realize that everyone in the office sees his disgusting sycophantic behavior?

Colleague 2:  It makes my flesh crawl just watching him.

to make your flesh crawl - Usage:


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to make your flesh crawl - Gerund Form:

Making your flesh crawl is the aim of a really gross horror movie.

to make your flesh crawl - Examples:

1)  I do not do spiders. In fact, anything that crawls makes my flesh crawl, my heart start pounding in my chest and I begin to hyperventilate.

2)  It makes my flesh crawl to think about what these poor women had to endure.

3)  Yuck! Just thinking about it makes my flesh crawl.

4)  I want to throw something at it. He makes my flesh crawl.

5)  The idea of being called Mrs whatever makes my flesh crawl. I have absolutely no difficulty with being in a relationship, but I have ...

6)  I don't want to be around him, being around him makes my flesh crawl.

7)  This is difficult for me, as self-promotion makes my flesh crawl.

8)  ... to tell the unforgettable story of a childhood so abusive it'll make your flesh crawl.

9)  Does the thought of paying full price for something make your flesh crawl?

10)  Mr Nice he is wonderfully malevolent as Abe and will truly make your flesh crawl.

11)  ... get cursed in some blogs, with such malicious words that would make your flesh crawl.

12)  His replacement was just awful; the kind of guy who'd make your flesh crawl!

13)  ... before but when I squashed one it was full of blood. Made my flesh crawl.

14)  What it was that made my flesh crawl was simply that I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate being preached ...

15)  ... at the local public hospital in the children's ward and it made my flesh crawl. The way that they treat children is so horrible.

16)  Watching Nishikido Ryo made my flesh crawl, but it was oddly addicting.

17)  ... just the thought of sex repulsed me and made my flesh crawl.

18)  ... hoarder and the mere mention of the word hoarding is enough to make my flesh crawl

19)  ... and I'm transition-phobic. Transitions make my flesh crawl.

20)  Frankly, bronze, silver and gold packages make my flesh crawl. They commoditise a service which should be anything but.