get the shivers

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get the shivers

To begin to feel fear or dread. Can we get out of here? I'm getting the shivers from this creepy old house!
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give somebody/get the ˈshivers

(informal) make somebody feel fear and horror: That old portrait gives me the shivers.I get the shivers every time I hear his name.
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He has this bizarre phobia of birds and can't get within a few feet of one without getting the shivers. He gets around the problem of having to feed the hens by closing his eyes and throwing some feed over the fence.
About the time Carruth was convicted, I was getting the shivers again, asking questions of a linebacker called Ray Lewis a few days before he played in the 2001 Super Bowl.
By the third tune, we were getting the shivers listening to our past.
I am still getting the shivers and I am still sneezing.