give the shivers

give somebody the shivers

to frighten someone or make them nervous That man who hangs about in the lane gives me the shivers.
See send shivers down spine
See also: give, shiver
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HAVING relegated its hardline Hindutva agenda to the backburner, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) has come to acquire an entirely new vocabulary as it tries to expand its support base by focusing on the farmer -- a position that could potentially give the shivers to India Inc.