send chills down (one's) spine

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send chills down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of fear, nervousness, exhilaration, or excitement in one. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending chills down my spine! The way that sonata swells always sends chills down my spine. It sent chills down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look.
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The right guy and the right song, synced up to the right trick, never fails to send chills down my spine.
But integration and differentiation send chills down my spine even today.