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does "hair-raising" here mean"horrified?" why horrified? That was the last car in President Johnson's first motorcade; with its hair-raising arrival from Parkland, the Youngblood breakout, as it might he called, was complete. Parkland didn't know it, though. Most of the agents and aides in the emergency area were under the impression that the group that had begun the grand tour of Texas at San Antonio International Airport the day before was intact. And when they did hear of the
Jun 12, 2013 2:24 AM
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Like a previous member stated it refers to the hair on your skin, when something is scary, horrifying, or in anticipation, suspense, even when nervous. refers to that chilling sensation that goes through one's body that causes the hair not only in your neck but sometime back and arms to rise.
June 12, 2013
Here it means terrifying/horrifying
June 12, 2013
'Hair raising' is an expression that usually makes reference to the hairs on the back of your neck. This expression would be used when describing moments of great anticipation or urgency such as the emergency described in this passage.
June 12, 2013
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