- 毛骨悚然 [máo gǔ sǒng rán]
- with one's hair standing on end; absolutely terrified; be frightened from the tips of one's hair to the marrow of his very bones; be bloodcurdling; be overcome with horror; give someone the creeps; have gooseflesh; make one's blood run cold; make one's flesh creep; make someone creep all over; send chills up sb.'s spine; shuddered all over:
The sight of the dead man made his hair stand on end. 看到死人吓得他毛骨悚然。
Accounts of cruel tortures in the jails of the reactionary government would curl one's hair. 关于反动政府监狱里酷刑情况的介绍听了会叫人毛骨悚然。
The hair on the back of my neck rose when I heard the scream.