Sending shivers down spine - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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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As automation has been sending shivers down spines
across the Wall Street, some bank staff worry they will be replaced by machines.
Inspired by the cult evil ventriloquist horror movies Devil Doll and The Dead of Night, the story twists and turns, sending shivers down spines
as the demonic dummy seems to take on a life of its own.