make one's hair stand on end


make one's hair stand on end
frighten, horrify

The horror movie that we rented last week really made my hair stand on end.


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  • make one's hair stand on end — See: HAIR STAND ON END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make one's hair stand on end — See: HAIR STAND ON END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ one's\ hair\ stand\ on\ end — See: hair stand on end …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make one's hair stand on end — v. scare, frighten greatly, terrify; fill with terror or shock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hair — [her, har] n. [ME here < OE hær (akin to Ger haar, Frank * harja) & < ? OFr haire, hair shirt < Frank * harja < IE base * k̑er(s) , to bristle] 1. any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • hair — hairlike, adj. /hair/, n. 1. any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus. 2. an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most… …   Universalium

  • hair — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. mane (see hair); filament;bit, inch (see narrowness, nearness). II Body covering filament Nouns 1. hair; head of hair, mop, mane, crop of hair, thatch, shock; gray, silver or white hair (see… …   English dictionary for students

  • hair — n. 1 a any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of mammals, esp. from the human head. b these collectively (his hair is falling out). 2 a an artificially produced hairlike strand, e.g. in a brush. b a mass of such hairs. 3… …   Useful english 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 — W1S1 [heə US her] n [: Old English; Origin: hAr] 1.) [U] the mass of things like fine threads that grows on your head ▪ She put on her lipstick and brushed her hair . ▪ I must get my hair cut it s getting very long. ▪ You ve had your hair done… …   Dictionary of contemporary English