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fever pitch

A state of great excitement or turmoil. The crowd's cheering reached a fever pitch when the band finally appeared on stage. The conflict between those two is going to reach a fever pitch if someone doesn't intervene.
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fever pitch

COMMON If a situation or a feeling reaches fever pitch, there is a lot of emotion, excitement or activity. Rumors of the love affair hit fever pitch in the past few days after the pair were seen around Sydney. The grief provoked by his assassination has raised tensions in the area to fever pitch.
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Tens of thousands of supporters are expected to watch the smelly vision broadcast of the game at the Fever Pitch fan park in Manchester.
THE book Fever Pitch, published 20 years ago, helped change the public's perception of football.
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Investigations are continuing after an angry mob tried to storm the Dail on Tuesday as public fury over the massive bank bail-out reached fever pitch.
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WORLD CUP BUFFET: It was July 1966 and World Cup excitement was reaching fever pitch, especially at Ayresome Park where North Korea were due to play all their games - including that memorable match against Italy.
fever pitch The band are (from left) Simon Goulding, Ray Fensome, Andy Mudd, Barry Sullivan, Andy Morley and Lee Watson
Perry's novel alternates chapters between Monk and Hester, maintaining a fever pitch of suspense.
With Euro 2004 about to start, Marston's, part of Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries, is launching Fever Pitch, to refresh England fans home and abroad.
Recommended reading for the course includes a best-selling biography of Beckham and Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby's book about English football, reported the South China Morning Post.
Sweating under the harsh fluorescent lights, he worked the crowd to a fever pitch before falling limply to his seat.
As the series develops we expect interest to reach fever pitch again.
9 Vik Muniz (Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York) Muniz's sophisticated but head-over-heels romance with media (sugar, string, dirt, wire, Bosco syrup) and mass media reached fever pitch with "Pictures of Ink.