The British Idiom – Put the wind up somebody
Definition of Put the wind up somebody
When you put the wind up somebody, you frighten them and make them very anxious.
Examples of Usage of Put the wind up somebody
A sizeable bomb demolished the house next door and all grandma could say was “well that put the wind up me. Think I’d better make a cuppa.” Takes all the Army and the Navy to put the wind up Sylvester.
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