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the willies

the willies

Date: May 04 2006


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

[His stunts] gave me the willies. I don’t want to see that again.

Katie Holmes, talking about husband Tom Cruise’s stunts in his new movie Mission: Impossible 3.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

the creeps; feelings of fear

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

I saw the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose a few weeks ago and it really gave me the willies. Religious horror movies really creep me out. They give me the willies every time I see them.

Some people get the willies from spiders and snakes, others get the willies from flying on airplanes.

In the example above, Katie Holmes is saying that she was frightened when Tom Cruise did his own stunts in Mission: Impossible 3. Movie stunts can be very dangerous, and Katie Holmes got the willies watching Tom Cruise doing dangerous things while filming the movie.

What gives you the willies?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

”’The Exorcist’ gives me the willies every time I see it.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

hossein99 a strong feeling of nervous discomfort
by hossein99
when anything cause confusion us.
by neill
Willies are inner feelings of anguish for oneself, or another person's safety; a deep fear or fright, similar to the "butterflies" felt in a "stage-fright" speech by beginner speakers facing a pressumed "unindulging" audience. Willies are also vicarious apprehensions felt during another person's or a loved-one's risky event.
by edgarius
the willis - uneasy or nervous feelings That made me nervous
by Zully Tabarez
I think it means feelings of uneasiness.
by Yanger
feel shock and worry about somesone very much
by Tina Lin
She got scared
by Lindsay
when sth gives u the willes ,u find that unpleasant and frighten u in a way
by amirbiglarbeigi
I guess it is Feelings of uneasiness
by fred. cwd
Zuzka strange feeling on back, sumthing like "ice". willies come when sumone is scaryed.. i guess :)
by Zuzka
danhp1 the creeps that makes you feel nervous and slightly frightened.
by danhp1

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