the heebie-jeebies

plural noun

informal
: nervous feelings
He gave me the heebie-jeebies.
I got the heebie-jeebies when I saw him looking at me.

Examples of the heebie-jeebies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week, the pictures emerging of Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner hanging out in New York have given me the heebie-jeebies. Raven Smith, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2023 Though some witch movies can be a little sinister or bone chilling, there are plenty less horrifying films that the whole family will enjoy and won’t totally give you the heebie-jeebies, including some Disney favorites. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 5 July 2023

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“The heebie-jeebies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20heebie-jeebies. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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