a shiver down (one's) spine

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a shiver down (one's) spine

A shudder felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. I felt a shiver down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
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Using such violent words like " horror" for someone who always spoke love, sent a shiver down my spine, 'Bah, humbug
Many times over the years I have recalled that simple choice and it still sends a shiver down my spine.
Rochelle said: "The thought that we are about to take on arenas sends a shiver down my spine.
We girls stood there for hours each day, knowing we were cooking good meals in clean kitchens, It sends a shiver down my spine to see what the kids are eating today.
Yet news that Chelsea's John Terry spent a night in police cells sends a shiver down my spine.
Reading the old Mirror sent a shiver down my spine.
His inept performance against Mexico sent a shiver down my spine.
He said: "It sends a shiver down my spine - the idea that George Osborne will turn up at the House of Commons if a Conservative government is elected and just slash pounds 6billion out of our public services.
The Sunday Mirror's front page of Lewis moments after the crash sent a shiver down my spine.