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Difference between Hair-raising story and Hairy story

hair-raising story

1. a thrilling and scary story:

  • I remember her telling the hair-raising story of how she was alone in her little hut somewhere in the jungles of Africa.

2. a story that shocks people:

  • Naylor tells some hair-raising stories of how politicians have often been the chief culprits, stashing away foreign aid funds in numbered accounts.

hairy story —(coll.) a story which tells about an arduous or hazardous past experience:

  • Dick used to tell me hairy stories about those early days working in Antarctica.