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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Using such violent words like " horror" for someone who always spoke love, sent a shiver down my spine, 'Bah, humbug
His inept performance against Mexico sent a shiver down my spine.
The Sunday Mirror's front page of Lewis moments after the crash sent a shiver down my spine.
Reading the old Mirror sent a shiver down my spine.
The buzz around the ground was fantastic and to see the Mexican Wave going round sent a shiver down my spine.