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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05pm THE mere mention of Team GB is enough to send chills down our spines, such is the enduring memory of the heady days of summer 2012.
BBC2, 7pm THE mere mention of Team GB is enough to send chills down our spines, such is the enduring memory of the heady days of summer 2012.
THE world's biggest ghost hunt has forced sceptical scientists to admit spooks and spectres really do send chills down our spines.