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!
See also: give, shiver

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.
See also: get, give, shiver, somebody
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The Indian Constitution, he said, only inadequately allows for criminal prosecution, and added that if a young cricketer or for that matter any cricketer knew that he would spend seven to eight years in jail instead of facing a life ban; that would give them the shivers.