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get (someone's) pulse racing

To excite, thrill, or exhilarate someone. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was getting everyone's pulse racing. Her quick, sultry glances from across the room got my pulse racing.
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Jersey Boys, while no doubt getting pulses racing among those of a certain age with its throwback to pin-up yesteryear, spanned the generations with its engaging plot and undeniable vocals that would gain approval wherever they were heard.
Northumbrian band Fickle Lilly opened the outdoor stage on Sunday, their eclectic mix and charismatic singer soon getting pulses racing.
Readings were especially high when the item was discounted, indicating bargain buys are most effective at getting pulses racing.
Meanwhile Troy Dureh will be getting pulses racing in classes.
Troy Dureh will be getting pulses racing as the man responsible for the great shape of Gaby Logan, the Coronation Street girls and Carol Vorderman.
It may be a collaboration between FHM's 100 sexiest ladies and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, but Tina's seductive double act with model Sophie Anderton is getting pulses racing.