One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Bring about an extreme reaction in someone, either of pleasure or of disgust.
- ‘I try to avoid looking at the artwork because it makes my toes curl.’
- ‘I must say, it made my toes curl, just reading it.’
- ‘This cuts out the opportunity for a serendipitous find - someone who doesn't match your check list, but still makes your toes curl.’
- ‘It's enough to make your toes curl - mine anyway.’
- ‘You love to be catered to, that's what really makes your toes curl.’
- ‘I haven't eaten anywhere that has made my toes curl for, oh, weeks now.’
- ‘The following is a guide for all facets of giving a massage that will make his toes curl and bring him to much higher plain of ecstasy.’
- ‘He guided my face to meet his and gave me a gentle, perfect kiss that made my toes curl.’
- ‘I love my country, but there are times when our perceived collective reserve makes my toes curl.’
- ‘The man certainly knew how to make a girl 's toes curl, even if he was only a dream.’
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