give (one) the shivers

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give (one) the shivers

To cause one to have a feeling of fear or dread. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is giving me the shivers!
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give somebody/get the ˈshivers

(informal) make somebody feel fear and horror: That old portrait gives me the shivers.I get the shivers every time I hear his name.
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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.