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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Stories of untold miseries abound with sordid details of dowry deaths and inhuman conditions of child widows who are discouraged from searching for worldly solutions to their miserable lives in a male dominated society sending chills down one's spine.