Idioms starting with ‘make’: make somebody’s blood curdle

Curdle? Have you heard this word before? Do you know what it means? If so, does it help you to work out the meaning of this idiom?

The following is a definition of curdle from the Cambridge DictionaryIf a liquid curdles, or you curdle it, it gets thicker and develops lumps.

Hmm…it doesn’t really help to explain this idiom, does it?

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make somebody’s blood curdle (also curdle somebody’s blood) – to fill someone with fear 🤤😲😫😦

So, if something causes you to have an intense feeling of fear or horror, you can describe it as making your blood curdle. Has anything ever made your blood curdle? I hope not.
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