freeze blood

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freeze (someone's) blood

To affect in someone an intense feeling of fright, horror, or revulsion. The sight of my brother's murderer in court absolutely froze my blood. When we were camping last weekend, we heard a scream in the night that froze our blood.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

freeze (someone's) blood

To affect with terror or dread; horrify: a scream that froze my blood.
See also: blood, freeze
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Then came pealing through the air a bugle-call that froze my blood - "IT IS I, SOLDIER - COME!" I turned; Cathy was flying down through the massed people; she cleared the parapet at a bound, and sped towards that riderless horse, who staggered forward towards the remembered sound; but his strength failed, and he fell at her feet, she lavishing kisses upon him and sobbing, the house rising with one impulse, and white with horror!
It came upon me like a flash of fire, and almost froze my blood. The bottom of his garden joins the bottom of ours, and of course I had several times seen him sitting among the scarlet-beans in his little arbour, or working at his little hot-beds.
What always really froze my blood were the times the editor's eye would hover over you and decide you were just the right person to learn the basics of line dancing - in Barnsley of all places - or a crash course in Urdu in Bradford.
It froze my blood. The jury of nine women and three men had heard a story of jealousy, violent rows and a final explosive showdown between two lovers.