tener los pelos de punta

USAGE NOTE
This idiom may be literally translated as "to have one's hairs on end."
tener los pelos de punta
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (to be very afraid or repulsed)
a. to get the creeps
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
Oí un alarido horrible. Tenía los pelos de punta y me había quedado paralizada.I heard a horrible shriek. I got the creeps and I was paralyzed.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Qué miedo pasé dentro la casa abandonada. Tenía los pelos de punta.I got really scared inside the abandoned house. It gave me the shivers.
Se trata de una brillante película de terror que hace que cada pocos minutos tengas los pelos de punta.It's a brilliant horror movie that makes your hair stand on end every few minutes.
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