a shiver ran down (one's) spine

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a shiver ran down (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver ran down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver ran down her spine.
See also: down, ran, shiver, spine
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Instead, a shiver ran down her spine as details of how Jean Quigley was killed were eerily similar to the hell the mother-of-one had gone through years before.
But a shiver ran down her spine when she realised they had both lived at exactly the same address - 45 Woodbine Road.
Audrey, 62, says: "As Tress stroked Shamus's favourite blanket a shiver ran down her spine and she told me he was in trouble.