(one's) blood runs cold

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(one's) blood runs cold

One becomes seized by an acute and intense sensation of fear, panic, horror, or dread. My blood ran cold when I overheard that a police officer had been asking about me at work. Janet could feel her blood run cold when the murderer she was testifying against walked into the courtroom.
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TRAVIE McCOY Lazarus (Fueled By Ramen) MY blood runs cold at the sight of 'featuring'.
My blood runs cold to think what he could have done.
My blood runs cold to think that this hate-filled fanatic once sat in judgment on his fellow man and woman.
WHENEVER we get a glimpse of Paddy (AKA the vet who shoots horses) at work, my blood runs cold.
We can laugh about it now but my blood runs cold when I think it could easily have blinded or even killed him.
Nigel, who spent three days in intensive care, said: "When I think of what could have happened, my blood runs cold.