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run high

To be very intense; to increase to an intense level, typically due to a specific cause. Often said of "emotions" or "tensions." Of course they're arguing—emotions always run high when those two get together.
See also: high, run

running high

[for feelings] to be in a state of excitement or anger. Feelings were running high as the general election approached. The mood of the crowd was running high when they saw the mother slap her child.
See also: high, running