It was not willies knock, she knew, but it might be news of Willie.
If I'm in for having a trained nurse do it for me, it'll give me the willies.
The very sight of a boiled egg beside my plate at breakfast gives me the willies.
He is quite good at the willies,24 and so I think we have got a fair chance.
A guy like me, which has got a real expressive face, could get the willies just looking at them.
In a word, we had succumbed to the "willies," and would permit no man to utter a word of criticism against them.
They give me the jimjams, the willies, and I want to get away.
It was no fault of willies that the play had not succeeded, and it was cruel to visit such a misfortune upon his innocent head.
The 'willies,' by the way, seem to be especially inspiring to the Scottish balladists.
Luckily most people had the willies so badly after the first shot that they couldn't swear what sort of noise they had heard.
1896, "spell of nervousness," perhaps from the woollies, a dialectal term for "nervous uneasiness," probably in reference to the itchiness of wool garments.