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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Lunny admits a shiver ran down his spine when he heard two fans on a train discussing their dislike of the man with the bans but there are two sides to every story, just as there is innocence and guilt in the eyes of the law.
A STABBING victim told a jury how a cold shiver ran down his spine when he realised he was in danger.
McGeady even conceded a shiver ran down his spine when he realised how close Celtic had come to losing two crucial points against Aberdeen last weekend.
DUNDEE boss Jocky Scott watched Rangers dismantle Hearts last week and a shiver ran down his spine.