make his flesh creep

make his flesh creep = make his flesh crawl

cause someone to feel fear, horror or disgust


go the way of all flesh

die or come to an end

In the Authorized Version of the Bible all flesh is used to refer to all human and animal life.

in the flesh

in person rather than via a telephone, film and article

put flesh on something = put flesh on the bones of something

add more details to something which exists only in a draft or outline form

your pound of flesh

an amount you are legally entitled to, but which it is morally offensive to demand

The allusion here is to Shylock's bond with the merchant Antonio in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and to the former's insistence that he should receive it, even at the cost of Antonio's life.

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