stir the blood

stir the blood

To put someone into a state of extreme excitement, enthusiasm, or determination. The president's famous speech still stirs the blood to this day. The show ends with a rousing musical number that is sure to stir the blood!
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stir somebody’s/the ˈblood

make somebody excited or enthusiastic: His political speeches are designed to stir the blood.
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References in classic literature ?
There's no music like the bugle to stir the blood, in the still solemnity of the morning twilight, with the dim plain stretching away to nothing and the spectral mountains slumbering against the sky.
And yet it was a coward's blow, and one to stir the blood and loose the tongue of the most peaceful.
And for those of you of a certain nostalgic football age, this is going to stir the blood, and a few memories, whether you loved or hated it.
BBC Proms 2017 BBC2, 9pm The nation's spirit might have been beaten down by recent events, but one annual highlight you can always rely on to stir the blood and boost morale is the Proms, and the 2017 edition promises to be more special than ever.
No Euros or World Cup for England to fail at and with the greatest respect, Brechin v Montrose in the seventh round of the Scottish end-of-season play-offs doesn't stir the blood.
And while this time the lads and lasses are in a more stable environment - they're back home after a posting in Cyprus last year - seeing them marching together still has the power to stir the blood and make you feel thankful we're in safe hands.
There is something for everyone in the band's live performances - real passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate - from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass beauty.
In this engaging account of an incredible adventure, guaranteed to stir the blood of the dullest armchair traveler, Tim Cope describes his three-year long horseback trek from Mongolia across Central Asian steppes to the Carpathian mountains in Hungary, retracing the steps of Genghis Khan and his successors--a journey never successfully completed since then.
THERE are few things in sport that stir the blood quite as much as a derby game, and that's preciselyn what Cardiff Devils' under-14s side did in defeating Swindon Pumas.
May United produce a victory to stir the blood and not a reminder that times have often been hard for the followers of a very unsuccessful, but muchloved, football club.
And if you doubt Watson's ability to stir the blood when he addresses those Yanks, get a load of the quote he gave me that day at Turnberry.
If repelling the French to claim a point was a solid enough start, the way England came back to beat Sweden 3-2 in Kiev on Friday night was enough to stir the blood.
But when the Local Government Secretary tried to stir the blood of a still mostly elderly audience with talk of elected mayors, he only got a ripple of applause.
But you only have to listen to him vividly describing what it meant to him to have a winner at York to realise that racing has the ability to stir the blood and quicken the pulse.