a shiver went down (one's/someone's) spine

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a shiver went down (one's/someone's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver went down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver went 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 went down her spine.
See also: down, shiver, spine
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Despite the air temperature now exceeding 50 degrees, a shiver went down my spine.
Summary: I tingled with pride and a cold shiver went down my spine, as I listened to 'Voice of Freedom' in a Stockholm's theatre.
A SHIVER went down my spine when I heard the news of the IDF's insane attack on the unarmed boats.
And I wasn't ready for this one so the shiver went down my spine and to parts other shivers cannot reach.
It is a horrible feeling and a cold shiver went down my spine when I found out this tragic news.
A shiver went down my spine and it started to sink in who I'd be playing against.
I am going to miss that and I was listening to the radio on Tuesday and I heard his voice and a shiver went down my spine.
I can honestly say, when I heard the news on the radio, a shiver went down my spine.