set (someone's) pulse racing

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set (someone's) pulse racing

To excite, thrill, or exhilarate someone. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was setting everyone's pulse racing. Her quick, sultry glances from across the room set my pulse racing.
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The actor, who sets pulses racing as Dr Harry Tressler, has revealed he is swapping hospital charts for music ones.
Francois Trinh-Duc is an alternative, but while he is a decent controller he never sets pulses racing.
Gemma Arterton is sheer perfection as the denim hot-pant-wearing sex bomb Tamara Drewe, whose arrival in a small rural Dorset village sets pulses racing, tongues wagging and temperatures rising.
Daniel Radcliffe sets pulses racing in a new trailer for the penultimate Harry Potter movie, The Half-Blood Prince.
In the US, of course, the threat of litigation concentrates the minds of health administrators, and sets pulses racing among hospital finance directors.
FRONT PAGE PHEWS Myleene sets pulses racing and tongues wagging
She normally sets pulses racing as she shows off her tight curves on the catwalk.
GORGEOUS Cameron Diaz sets pulses racing after taking the short trip from the Cannes Film Festival to yesterday's Monaco Grand Prix
BEAUTIFUL: plplplplpl plplplplplplplpl; BASIC BUT FUN: The Caterham 7 still sets pulses racing today.
STAR gardener Charlie Dimmock sets pulses racing with innuendoes about her breasts in a saucy new radio advert.
GORGEOUS Cameron Diaz sets pulses racing after taking the short trip from the Cannes Film Festival to yesterday's Monaco Grand Prix The actress, 40, was treated to a tour of the Mercedes pit and used her knuckle-duster style phone holder to help her film behind the scenes.
Telly doc George Clooney may think he's the only hospital hunk who sets pulses racing - but women patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary know that's not the case.
Model Jessica sets pulses racing among the boys when she steps out as the hottest presentation the Dragons have ever seen.
Well Patrick Robinson, who played him, sets pulses racing again tonight as he joins the Sun Hill beat as DC Jacob Banks.
BELLE FOR LEATHER: Kate sets pulses racing in sexy Ann Summers lingerie