Definition of make someone's hair stand on end in English:

make someone's hair stand on end

phrase

  • Alarm or horrify someone.

    ‘any kind of siren makes my hair stand on end’
    • ‘If I told you the fights we had over this golden anniversary, it would make your hair stand on end.’
    • ‘And even knowing that the credit card bill is going to make my hair stand on end, life is pretty goddamn okay right now.’
    • ‘Howls that did not belong to wolves filled the air and made Lee's hair stand on end.’
    • ‘A woman patron tells me that electrical outlets (for dryers) are so shockingly few as to make your hair stand on end.’
    • ‘I have phone bills that would make your hair stand on end.’
    • ‘The traffic system would make your hair stand on end.’
    • ‘He was a good friend, a close colleague, someone who fearlessly undertook assignments that would make your hair stand on end.’
    • ‘If you talk to people in the private sector about what happens in universities, it makes your hair stand on end.’
    • ‘Soon after the cars were loaded, a rumor started to spread that made Ava's hair stand on end.’
    • ‘A roar erupted from the trees behind him, making his hair stand on end.’
    horrify, shock, appal, scandalize, dismay, stun
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