give\ the\ willies

v. phr.
To cause someone to be uncomfortable, fearful, or nervous.

Sue hates to camp out in a tent; the buzzing of the mosquitoes gives her the willies.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • give the willies — give (you) the willies to make you feel frightened or nervous. Driving at night on country roads gives me the willies. Usage notes: also used in the form get the willies to become frightened or nervous: I get the willies whenever I think of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the willies — give (someone) the creeps/willies informal to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this. This old house gives me the creeps. I ve never liked spiders they give me the willies …   New idioms dictionary

  • Give the willies — 1. give feelings of uneasiness or fear: That creaking door is giving me the willies ; 2. annoy, frustrate, or vex …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • give the willies — Australian Slang 1. give feelings of uneasiness or fear: That creaking door is giving me the willies ; 2. annoy, frustrate, or vex …   English dialects glossary

  • give the willies — {v. phr.} To cause someone to be uncomfortable, fearful, or nervous. * /Sue hates to camp out in a tent; the buzzing of the mosquitoes gives her the willies./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the willies — {v. phr.} To cause someone to be uncomfortable, fearful, or nervous. * /Sue hates to camp out in a tent; the buzzing of the mosquitoes gives her the willies./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give you the willies — give (you) the willies to make you feel frightened or nervous. Driving at night on country roads gives me the willies. Usage notes: also used in the form get the willies to become frightened or nervous: I get the willies whenever I think of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the willies — give (someone) the creeps/willies informal to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this. This old house gives me the creeps. I ve never liked spiders they give me the willies …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the creeps — give (someone) the creeps/willies informal to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this. This old house gives me the creeps. I ve never liked spiders they give me the willies …   New idioms dictionary

  • give one the willies — v. give one the creeps, give one uneasy feelings or fear (E.g.: The squeaking window in her bedroom gives her the willies ); anger, vex, frustrate …   English contemporary dictionary


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