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"disgust" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word disgust

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word disgust

" He makes my flesh (or skin) crawl (or creep) "
Meaning:
Said of someone who the speaker has a deep dislike of.
Example:
Savile was a sexual predator for 50 years. Just seeing a picture of his stupid face now makes my skin crawl.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 15th century.
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More idioms about:   emotion   the_human_body  
" That sucks "
Meaning:
1. An expression of sympathy. 2. Said of something that the speaker rates very lowly.
Example:
1. I heard that your child has leukaemia. That sucks - I'm so sorry. 2. His singing is out of tune and he just can't dance. The whole performance sucks.
Where did it originate?:
USA
Where is it used?:
Mostly USA, bit spreading Worldwide in recent years.
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More idioms about:   sympathy   slang   america  
" Your name is mud "
Meaning:
You are discredited or in disgrace. The very mention of your name produces scorn.
Example:
Since the hundreds of reports of his abuse of children, Jimmy Saville's name is mud in the UK.
Where did it originate?:
USA. The allusion is to Dr. Samuel Mudd, the man who was accused of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln
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More idioms about:   name   america  

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