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    Idioms

    Hi,

    What is the meaning of "raise the hairs on the back of your neck"? I have been searching the meaning from dictionary but to no avail.

    Thanks!

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: Idioms

    Terrifying.

    Click here: Expressions & Sayings (M)
    Scroll down to Make one's hair stand on end.

    All the best.

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    Re: Idioms

    Or if you don't feel like it, here's the expression, straight from the website itself (I hope that's ok to paste material here if the source is mentioned):

    Make one's hair stand on end -terrify one
    A reference to the effect of extreme terror on the hair of the arms, head, etc. as noted for example in Job: 'Fear came upon me, and trembling ... the hair of my flesh stood up' (4: 14-5). Hence hair-raising and its slang abbreviation hairy (dangerous, risky).

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