make someone's blood run cold
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make someone's blood run cold (third-person singular simple present makes someone's blood run cold, present participle making someone's blood run cold, simple past and past participle made someone's blood run cold)
- (idiomatic) To cause a person to feel fear, horror, dread, or strong foreboding; to chill.
- 1914, Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Man on the Train:
- "It just makes my blood run cold to read about it. And to think that the man who did it is still around the country somewhere—plotting other murders."
- 2009 February 24, John Otis, “Colombia's Drug Extraditions: Are They Worth It?”, in Time:
- [T]he prospect of doing hard time in an American penitentiary was about the only thing that made Pablo Escobar's blood run cold.
cause a person to feel fear
- “make blood run cold”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.