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send a chill down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in one. The way that sonata swells always sends a chill down my spine. It sent a chill down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a chill down my spine!
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send a chill down your spine

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send chills down your spine

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1. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it frightens you. Even after two weeks, the story of the girl still sent a chill down my spine. The sound these animals make sends chills down your spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. These events should send chills up the spines of most investors. I walk past the building and still get chills down my spine.
2. If something sends a chill down your spine or sends chills down your spine, it makes you feel very excited and emotional. It is one of the things I have a real passion for and just talking about it sends a chill down my spine. The crowd was cheering so loudly, it sent chills down my spine. Note: This expression is often varied. For instance, you can used up instead of down, or say you get chills down your spine. `That's a song I've loved for 30 years — it sends chills up my spine,' says Geyer.
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New Delhi (India), Sept 4 (ANI): Featuring a beautiful love story and a grisly tale of honour killing, the trailer of 'P se Pyaar, F se Farraar' is out and is sure to send chills down your spine!
Partly set during Joe's own childhood, The Taking of Annie Thorne is an atmospheric portrayal of Arnhill, both past and present, with enough creepy goings on to send chills down your spine.
For more than five decades, she captivated audiences across the globe with her soul-stirring performances that would send chills down your spine; her more than 70 critically acclaimed albums, many of which I own; and her chart-topping hits such as Guess Who I Saw Today, Save Your Love for Me, and Face It Girl, Its Over, which are considered classics by generations of musicians and fans around the world.
4 spooky places in Japan that will bring the chills amid the heat !-- -- Mikas Matsuzawa (philstar.com) - October 31, 2018 - 2:24pm MANILA, Philippines For most of the world, Halloween is the time to scare each other with ghost stories but for Japan there's no better time to send chills down your spine than hot summer days.
What would the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) be without a movie that could send chills down your spine?
The Bugs - Never mind the fact that Samara is underneath them, those creepy crawlers alone are enough to send chills down your spine.
Headlining the show will be Teesside's Cape Cub, whose sumptuous and minimal glacial-tinged pop will send chills down your spine. They will be joined by talented indie-folk singer songwriter Jake Houlsby, whose recent single Carousel
You do that in one of two ways: Either come to an Appleseed directly, and hear the story you never heard in school--of the first day of the Revolutionary War--a story that will send chills down your spine, and fill your heart with pride--or, alternatively, check a book out of the library--Paul Revere's Ride by Fischer is the best--and read about what the Revolution meant to the founders of this country--and what it will mean to you.
Something to send chills down your spine and a spooky adventure for the whole family?
There's a crime epidemic this week, with three new thrillers to send chills down your spine. With her role as queen of the forensic genre under threat by a host of copycat crime writers, Patricia Cornwell is up against it with her 11th Kay Scarpetta novel.
[USA], Aug 1 (ANI): Netflix finally dropped the first trailer of the upcoming third season of the controversial teen drama '13 Reasons Why', which is sure to send chills down your spine.
Looking for something spooky to send chills down your spine this summer?
SET to send chills down your spine, Ghost Whisperer Series One crosses over to DVD and is out to buy tomorrow.
Frain is fantastic as Black - his very appearance on screen is enough to send chills down your spine.
The trailer is filled with scenes of the demonic clown who is seen with his signature red balloons and creepy face paint peeling from people's faces, which will definitely send chills down your spine!