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shiver (up and) down your spine

informal
a frightened or excited feeling: At its most terrifying, his writing sends shivers up and down my spine. Whenever I hear that music, I feel a shiver down my spine.
Translations of “shiver (up and) down your spine”
in Chinese (Traditional) (因恐懼或興奮而)脊背發涼,戰慄…
in Chinese (Simplified) (因恐惧或兴奋而)脊背发凉,战栗…
(Definition of shiver (up and) down your spine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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