(one's) blood runs cold

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(one's) blood runs cold

One becomes seized by an acute and intense sensation of fear, panic, horror, or dread. My blood ran cold when I overheard that a police officer had been asking about me at work. Janet could feel her blood run cold when the murderer she was testifying against walked into the courtroom.
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Unnerved at the thought of dusting close to death, she reluctantly makes a deal with him, though her blood runs cold. At the doctor's surgery, Winston's doctor delivers a devastating diagnosis about his remaining leg.
CORONATION STREET ITV AFTER last week's events when Steve was threatened into acting as the getaway driver in an armed robbery, his blood runs cold when he finds the police grilling Tim over a petrol station theft involving a Streetcars cab.
However, she receives a call from Vanessa to say that Bails is at Irene's talking to Ryan and her blood runs cold. She rushes over to confront Bails.
However, it seems the grieving dad is hell bent on revenge, and Gail's blood runs cold when she finds the farewell video David made before attempting to put his plan into action.
The posh mum's blood runs cold when she finds evidence on her son's laptop, which proves he's been lying about Alicia all along.
"Your blood runs cold when you hear about it and it's something that every parent worries about.
People's blood runs cold when they see money taken from their accounts," the judge added.
Stape's blood runs cold when he realises Charlotte is the stalker.
Denise said: "My blood runs cold at the thought of him having a child."
TRAVIE McCOY Lazarus (Fueled By Ramen) MY blood runs cold at the sight of 'featuring'.
Elsewhere, John''s blood runs cold when Eddie wants to buy a new sofa from him.
The Argosy Non-Fiction Award was won by Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney for Stepping Stones; Rugby player Ronan O'Gara was presented with the Energise Sports Book of the Year Award for his autobiography; Alice Taylor won the Best Irish Published Book of the Year Award for her book, The Parish; The Newcomer of the Year Award was awarded to Ronan O'Brien for his title Confessions of a Fallen Angel; the senior section of the Children's Award went to Derek Landy for Playing with Fire, while Benji Bennett won the junior section award for Before You Sleep; and the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award was received by Alex Barclay for her novel, Blood Runs Cold.
If your blood runs cold at the thought of doing anything more advanced than microwaving a ready meal, have a little faith.
But later on, his mum Chrissie's blood runs cold when she finds evidence on her son's laptop which proves that he's been lying about Alicia all along.