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English definition of “the heebie-jeebies”

the heebie-jeebies

noun [plural]     /ˌhiː.bɪˈjiː.biz/ informal
strong feelings of fear or worry: Don't start talking about ghosts - they give me the heebie-jeebies.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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