send a chill/shiver up/down someone's spine

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Definition of send a chill/shiver up/down someone's spine

: to make someone feel very thrilled, frightened, etc. Her thrilling performance sent a chill up my spine. The very thought of encountering those people in a dark alley sends a shiver down my spine.

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“Send a chill/shiver up/down someone's spine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/send%20a%20chill%2Fshiver%20up%2Fdown%20someone%27s%20spine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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