(one's) blood runs cold

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(one's) blood runs cold

One becomes seized by an acute and intense sensation of fear, panic, horror, or dread. My blood ran cold when I overheard that a police officer had been asking about me at work. Janet could feel her blood run cold when the murderer she was testifying against walked into the courtroom.
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But her blood runs cold when her spade unearths something hard and shiny - no, it's not a potato but Lucy Beale's wallet and mobile phone.
Meanwhile, her blood runs cold when she's later forced to see her attacker again.