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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In an editorial that must be sending chills down spines in London, the Tehran daily Kayhan has said the Islamic Republic ought never to send the Cyrus Cylinder back to Britain.
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