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curdle (one's) blood
To terrify someone. That horror movie curdled my blood so badly that I spent the next week sleeping in my parents' bedroom!
curdle someone's blood
Fig. to frighten or disgust someone severely. The story was scary enough to curdle your blood. The terrible scream was enough to curdle my blood.
make someone's blood run cold
Fig. to shock or horrify someone. The terrible story in the newspaper made my blood run cold. I could tell you things about prisons that would make your blood run cold.
make somebody's blood run coldalso make somebody's blood curdle
if something makes someone's blood run cold, it makes them very frightened I heard a scream which made my blood run cold.