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Re: It gives me the creeps

Posted by ESC on September 08, 2007

In Reply to: Re: It gives me the creeps posted by ESC on September 08, 2007

: : What's the origin of "it gives me the creeps"?

: I am guessing that "creeps" refers to goose-flesh and the creepy-crawly feeling of one's skin.

Merriam-Webster says:
to have the sensation of being covered with creeping things -- the thought made his flesh creep.