goose bumps

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*goose bumps

 and *goose pimples
Fig. a prickly feeling related to having bumps on one's skin due to fear, excitement, or cold. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) When I hear that old song, I get goose bumps. I never have goose pimples, but my teeth chatter when it's cold.
See also: bump, goose
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While more work still needs to be done to correlate such physical measurements with emotional states, the work suggests that quantitatively monitoring goose bumps in real-time as an indicator of human physical or emotional status is possible, which could pave the way for personalized advertising, music streams or other services informed by directly access to the emotions of the end user.
Of course the children instantly got chilly, and out came the goose bumps.
Smith said the study had some surprising conclusions including that there were "very few cases of goose bumps coming from one's own actions".
If you've ever seen a cat with its fur puffed up, you've seen what goose bumps can do.
When the hairs stand up with goose bumps, they form a sort of "cage.
We started down a trail through the oak brush, and that's where I turned to Nick with not only those goose bumps but a few tears, too.
JB JLS Listening to someone singing who is giving me goose bumps.
Her genuinely surprised, enthusiastic response gave me goose bumps of pride and joy.
When we get cold or frightened, we get goose bumps, which cause the tiny hairs on our skin to stand straight up.
As they ran and ran and ran, the kids' goose feathers kept them nice and toasty warm (that's why goose down is so great for comforters and blankets, after all), and soon their goose bumps went away and they started turning back into children.
But what's amazing, and this still gives me goose bumps, is with our new Consumer Products Division, I can now offer select Canadian marketers the opportunity to put their products on the shelves of thousands of U.
Washington, Mar 18 ( ANI ): A US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document aimed at raising awareness on how people can help combat terrorism, has warned that passengers yawning, developing goose bumps and appearing fidgety could all be potential terrorists.
And the Italian, ahead of leading England to South Africa, saluted the "spirit" of his players and revealed that hearing the national anthem gives him goose bumps.
We can also get goose bumps when we are feeling nervous or angry.