send a chill down (one's) spine(redirected from sent a chill down their spines)
send a chill down (one's) spine
To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends chills 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!