a shiver down (one's) spine

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a shiver down (one's) spine

A shudder felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. I felt a shiver down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
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But when Barbora Spotakova steps into the arena, don't tell Steve Backley - or he is likely to get a shiver down his spine.
Apparently the concept of same-sex couples tripping the light fantastic at some general's soiree sent a shiver down his spine.