" The heebie-jeebies "
A state of nervous anxiety or fear.
I didn't like staying in that old house overnight. The creaks and bumps gave me the heebie-jeebies.
Where did it originate?:
, 20th century. The origin isn't known but heebie-jeebie was formerly the name of a dance.
Where is it used?:
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