send shivers down (one's) spine

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send shivers down (one's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of fear, nervousness, exhilaration, or excitement in someone. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending shivers down my spine! The way that sonata swells always sends shivers down my spine. It sent shivers down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look.
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IN an incident that could send shivers down one's spine, a 35- year- old woman in Ajmer killed her two daughters -- threeyear- old Sonia and sevenmonth- old Samridhi -- by feeding them rusted nails and nut bolts in milk.
The music, filled with soft strings, flutes and harps, has the ability to send shivers down one's spine.
But it's Gordon that will send shivers down one's spine and haunt us in our subconsciousness.