make one's toes curl

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make one's toes curl

informal
: to cause one to have a very strong and usually unpleasant feeling (such as a feeling of being embarrassed, annoyed, etc.)
  • Just thinking about my old boyfriend makes my toes curl.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

toe play toes
  1. : one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot

  2. : the fore end of a foot or hoof

  3. : a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebrate

  1. : to touch, reach, or drive with the toe

  2. : to furnish with a toe

  3. : to drive (something, such as a nail) obliquely

curl play
  1. : to form into coils or ringlets

  2. : to form into a curved shape : twist

  3. : to furnish with curls

  1. : a lock of hair that coils : ringlet

  2. : something having a spiral or winding form : coil

  3. : the action of curling : the state of being curled


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