a shiver ran up (one's) spine

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a shiver ran up (one's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran up John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold up 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 up her spine.
See also: ran, shiver, spine, up
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