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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After a final round 73 for a six-over total, he said: "Walking down the last sent shivers down my spine.
The ovation I got when the ball landed on the 16th green sent shivers down my spine.
Walking from the stadium with fireworks in the sky and everyone beeping their horns sent shivers down my spine.
It sent shivers down my spine and the atmosphere during the match was unbelievable.
It sent shivers down my spine the weapon could have been used to kill somebody.
Just hearing him speak sent shivers down my spine and I confess to shedding a tear of joy for what's to come and the wonderful memories of his last reign.
You can imagine my horror when I saw this sicko's messages - they sent shivers down my spine.
But the hearing that more than anything sent shivers down my spine came toward the end of the commission's life when we heard testimony about the apartheid government's Chemical and Biological Warfare program.
The experience was so smooth it sent shivers down my spine -- from the time Data Return called to say the cluster was ready to go live until we had the application running across the cluster, there were absolutely no glitches.
THE Irish Sunday Mirror's exclusive on pervert priest Father Christopher Clonan sent shivers down my spine.
This is a great book which sent shivers down my spine.
Janet, 46, said: "It sent shivers down my spine when he told us how quickly someone could die.
Auctioneer Richard Westwood-Brookes said: "This is a national treasure for the Irish nation and to have in my hands such an important item of history sent shivers down my spine.
IT SENT shivers down my spine to read of TV news girl Andrea Catherwood being stalked and receiving death threats (The Mirror, August 16).