make someone's hair stand on end


make someone's hair stand on end
make (someone's) hair stand on end to make someone feel very frightened.

The thought of jumping out of an aeroplane makes my hair stand on end.


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  • make someone's hair stand on end — ► make someone s hair stand on end alarm someone. Main Entry: ↑hair …   English terms dictionary

  • make someone's hair stand on end — HORRIFY, shock, appal, scandalize, stun; make someone s blood run cold; informal make someone s hair curl. → hair * * * make someone s hair stand on end To frighten or astonish someone greatly • • • Main Entry: ↑hair * * * make someone’s hair… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make someone's hair stand on end — the truth about Corrine would make your hair stand on end Syn: horrify, shock, appall, scandalize, stun; make someone s blood run cold; informal make someone s hair curl, turn someone s hair white …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • make someone's hair stand on end — often humorous to make someone feel very frightened Some of the stories people told me would make your hair stand on end …   English dictionary

  • make someone's hair stand on end — alarm someone. → hair …   English new terms dictionary

  • make hair stand on end — make (someone s) hair stand on end to make someone feel very frightened. The thought of jumping out of an aeroplane makes my hair stand on end …   New idioms dictionary

  • hair — ► NOUN 1) any of the fine thread like strands growing from the skin of mammals and other animals, or from the epidermis of a plant. 2) strands of hair collectively, especially on a person s head. 3) a very small quantity or extent. ● hair of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • hair — [ her ] noun *** uncount the thing that grows on your head in a mass of thin fibers: long black hair a girl with dark shoulder length hair He wore his hair in a ponytail. You need to brush your hair before you go out. a. uncount hair that grows… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hair — /hɛə / (say hair) noun 1. the natural covering of the human head. 2. the aggregate of hairs which grow on an animal. 3. one of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical filaments growing from the skin and forming the coat of most mammals. 4. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hair */*/*/ — UK [heə(r)] / US [her] noun Word forms hair : singular hair plural hairs [uncountable] the mass of thin fibres that grows on your head long black hair a girl with dark shoulder length hair He wore his hair in a ponytail. You need to brush your… …   English dictionary