send a shiver down (someone's) spine

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send a shiver down (someone's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends a shiver down my spine. It sent a shiver down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a shiver down my spine!
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Many times over the years I have recalled that simple choice and it still sends a shiver down my spine.
Rochelle said: "The thought that we are about to take on arenas sends a shiver down my spine.
We girls stood there for hours each day, knowing we were cooking good meals in clean kitchens, It sends a shiver down my spine to see what the kids are eating today.
Yet news that Chelsea's John Terry spent a night in police cells sends a shiver down my spine.
He said: "It sends a shiver down my spine - the idea that George Osborne will turn up at the House of Commons if a Conservative government is elected and just slash pounds 6billion out of our public services.