make someone's hair curl


make someone's hair curl
make someone's hair curl
To shock someone extremely
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Main Entry:hair

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make someone’s hair curl humorous phrase
to make someone suddenly feel shocked
Thesaurus: to make someone feel shocked or surprisedsynonym
Main entry: hair

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informal shock or horrify someone

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make your hair curl — curl your hair/make your hair curl/ phrase to make you feel very upset or frightened He tells stories about prison life that would make your hair curl. Thesaurus: to make someone afraid or frightenedsynonym Main entry: curl * * * make your hair… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • curl — /kɜl / (say kerl) verb (t) 1. to form into ringlets, as the hair. 2. to form into a spiral or curved shape; coil. 3. Obsolete to adorn with, or as with, curls or ringlets. –verb (i) 4. to form curls or ringlets, as the hair. 5. to coil. 6. to… …   Australian English dictionary

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