Meaning of “put/get the wind up sb” in the English Dictionary

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"put/get the wind up sb" in British English

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put/get the wind up sb

UK

to make someone feel worried about their situation:

Tell them your father's a policeman - that'll put the wind up them!

(Definition of “put/get the wind up sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)