a shiver runs/goes down somebody's spine
a shiver runs/goes down (one's) spine
A shudder is felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. A shiver runs down my spine every time I walk by that creepy old house. I felt a shiver go down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, she felt a shiver go down her spine.
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a ˈshiver runs/goes down somebody’s spine,
send a ˈshiver up/down somebody’s spinefeel, or make somebody feel, excitement or anxiety: This piece of music sends shivers down my spine. ♢ When I heard all those people shouting and screaming, a shiver ran down my spine.
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