fever pitch


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a fever pitch

A state of great excitement or turmoil. The crowd's cheering reached a fever pitch when the band finally appeared on stage.
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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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Karys, who lives in Motherwell with mum Mandy, 29, dad Ryan, 35, and three-year-old sister Layla, said: "I went to Disneyland in August with 11 other people from Fever Pitch and I loved it.
To decide which scent to release when the prematch National Anthem played next Thursday, the team behind ITV Fever Pitch polled fans about which smell makes them think of England.
Fever Pitch will need to improve on his last couple of efforts, but it is well worth taking the chance that he can raise his game here.
North East writer Jonathan Wilson said Fever Pitch was one of three which helped do that - the others being 'All Played Out' (1991) by Pete Davies and 'Football against the Enemy' (1994) by Simon Kuper.
Karen Fox, general manager, Showcase Cinemas UK, said: "Whenever a new Harry Potter film is released anticipation amongst fans at Showcase Liverpool always hits fever pitch.
Summary: 'Murray Mania' is set to reach fever pitch at Wimbledon as the British number one attempts to book a place in the semi-finals of the Championships, in his last eight clash with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
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.
At the moment I'm reading Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.
He will have the Wigan players wound up to fever pitch in the dressing room.
Fred has been hotly tipped for a move to Paris St Germain and rumours have reached fever pitch after he arrived back at Les Gones eight days later than his team-mates.
Viewing reached a fever pitch yesterday when, for the first time, something actually happened.
To stage this event, construction aimed at tourism is currently at fever pitch, with stadiums, condominiums, hotels, and guest houses being built and/or refurbished throughout the region, and [somewhat disappointingly] many of the larger commissions have been awarded to architects who are not locally based.
Lawlor's exciting reading captures the nonstop action at a frenzied fever pitch.
The hype regarding iSCSI in the storage industry has at times reached fever pitch, with articles in trade publications calling for the "Death of Fibre Channel" as we know it.
The screen version of Nick Hornby's best-selling football book Fever Pitch came second in the survey of 7,000 film fans by Blockbuster.