send shivers down (one's) spine

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send shivers down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of fear, nervousness, exhilaration, or excitement in someone. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending shivers down my spine! The way that sonata swells always sends shivers down my spine. It sent shivers down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look.
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The thought sends shivers down my spine, but it does illustrate a problem.
That is why today the phrase "Zionism is Racism" sends shivers down my spine and sets my teeth to grinding.
To have an end to life like this after serving your country so bravely sends shivers down my spine.
However, I personally believe if Grand Crus runs he will beat them both" - former Grand National winner Bob Champion "It's the World Cup of horseracing and as soon as I arrive at the track and look at Cleeve Hill it sends shivers down my spine.
To receive such an illustrious and distinguished trophy like this, it almost sends shivers down my spine when I look at the names who have received it in the past, the history of it," said Newey.
I admit to grave reservations about how the welfare state has become an excuse not to work or to take responsibility for our society - which is why the Government's promotion of "The Big Society" sends shivers down my spine.
Just recalling how the six-year-old cast the opposition aside under 11st 10lb sends shivers down my spine.
The accumulated effect of the story really sends shivers down my spine,'' she said.
John Carmody of animal welfare group ARAN said: "The way these animals are treated sends shivers down my spine.
It sends shivers down my spine that they could ask an unqualified person to do a qualified person's job.
He said: "It sends shivers down my spine when I watch the DVD of my races at London 2012 - I can relate each moment to what was going through my mind and how it felt.
The sound of the water sends shivers down my spine.
Last night she said: "It still sends shivers down my spine thinking about it.
Well this was the reaction to the punishment from Turkish FA president: "It sends shivers down my spine.