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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A recent Australian medical paper sent a shiver down my spine by revealing that many young people are growing new bone spurs at the base of their skulls.
Using such violent words like " horror" for someone who always spoke love, sent a shiver down my spine, 'Bah, humbug!' (GDN, December 29).
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.
She said: "It sends a shiver down my spine. I was in the shower and he was in my kitchen helping himself to Warburtons sliced bread."
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. But it was fascinating."
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. Thank God he did not receive so much as a bruise.
The buzz around the ground was fantastic and to see the Mexican Wave going round sent a shiver down my spine.