One's Blood Runs Cold Meaning
(idiomatic) One experiences a visceral feeling of fear, horror, dread, or strong forboding.
Example: 1838, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, ch. 18:
Little Oliver's blood ran cold, as he listened to the Jew's words, and imperfectly comprehended the dark threats conveyed in them.
1891, H. Rider Haggard, Nada the Lily, ch. 13:
[M]y blood ran cold and my heart turned to water, for there, before the cave, rolled wolves, many and great.
1908, W. Somerset Maugham, The Magician, ch. 9:
Her blood ran cold, and her heart seemed pressed in an iron vice.
2004 Jan. 12, Jeffrey Ressner, "Sundances with Wolves," Time:
His "blood runs cold" imagining the wrath of Weinstein.