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English definition of “the heebie-jeebies”

the heebie-jeebies

noun [plural] uk   /ˌhiː.bɪˈjiː.biz/ informal us  
strong feelings of fear or worry: Don't start talking about ghosts - they give me the heebie-jeebies.
(Definition of the heebie-jeebies from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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