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fever pitch

A state of great excitement or turmoil. The crowd's cheering reached a fever pitch when the band finally appeared on stage. The conflict between those two is going to reach a fever pitch if someone doesn't intervene.
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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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fever pitch

A state of extreme excitement. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century, this term alludes to the heat of a fever, or rise in body temperature. For example, “This eloquent orator aroused the crowd to a fever pitch.”
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But Fever Pitch manages to capture all the passion, the laughter, pain and tears of football - and it has the added attraction of also appealing to the non- fan who might reckon that 4-3-3 was some sort of dance step.
And with 80,000 fans heading to Seville for next week's UEFA Cup final demand is reaching fever pitch.
GWYNETH Paltrow is set to star in a US remake of Nick Hornby's best seller Fever Pitch.
Thousands of fans queued right are left for the tie after thousands of fans queued in the rain as demand hit fever pitch yesterday, ensuring a full house for the match which could see Celts qualify for the Champions League first stage for the first time.
THIERRY HENRY'S favourite movie is Fever Pitch - but it makes him more depressed every time he watches it.
PLEAS for a further interest rate cut hit fever pitch yesterday after a shock drop in house prices.
Calls to reduce the cost of borrowing reached fever pitch after US Federal Reserve boss Alan Greenspan took a shock decision to make a 0.25 per cent cut in US rates.
This is a chance to kick off the party season with Fever Pitch, a 'retro-tastic' live band featuring favourite throwback hits from the 1990s and 00s.
FEVER PITCH Ref Mick played by Danny clutches his chest.
Garry King and his Go Kids will team up with fellow drama school owner Lisa McKenchnie from Fever Pitch in Bellshill to stage Mother Goose at the Reconnect Regal Theatre in Bathgate on April 12.
Children's group Fever Pitch School of Performing Arts have launched the event that encourages children to drink mocktails, don beachwear and test their knowledge of the show.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 05 (ANI): Shooting off a seventh question at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as campaigning for elections in Gujarat reached fever pitch, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi committed an embarrassing mathematical faux pax with regard prices of essential commodities on Tuesday.
Caz's crush reaches fever pitch. When the hairdresser says Aidan has got her a job interview, she kisses her on the lips without thinking.
Their rivalry started when they got into an altercation in a bar and reached fever pitch during Friday's weigh-in when Matos sprayed Geisler with his own urine.
Frank Berry, racing manager to JP McManus, owner of Fever Pitch, Sir Abbot and Whatareudoingtome has to have a fair chance after winning nicely the last twice.