make one' skin crawl

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British pronunciation/mˌeɪk wˈɒn skˈɪn flˈɛʃ kɹˈɔːl kɹˈiːp/
American pronunciation/mˌeɪk wˈʌn skˈɪn flˈɛʃ kɹˈɔːl kɹˈiːp/
to make one' skin crawl
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to experience a feeling of discomfort or disgust that causes a tingling feeling

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to [make] {one'} ‌(skin|flesh) (crawl|creep) definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "make one's skin crawl" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "make one's skin crawl" is rooted in the physical response of the human body to fear or disgust. This phrase is commonly employed in discussions about creepy or unsettling experiences, such as encountering eerie creatures, witnessing disturbing behavior, or being in unnerving environments.

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