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get (someone's) pulse racing

To excite, thrill, or exhilarate someone. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was getting everyone's pulse racing. Her quick, sultry glances from across the room got my pulse racing.
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Archer gets pulses racing on Test debut JOFRA ARCHER offered a tantalising glimpse of his Ashes potential as England attempted to bowl their way back into the second Test having been dismissed for 258 at Lord's.
McManaman would love to see a shock tonight and knows that the competition still gets pulses racing - so much that other countries are envious of the FA Cup.
On Thursdays, a salsa teacher gets pulses racing and BBoys Attic run a breakdance workshop.
These unassuming little birds often move in their thousands northwards long before the first wheat ear gets pulses racing.
Teen heart-throb Gareth Gates also gets pulses racing as he was voted into sixth place.
Teen heart-throb Gareth Gates also gets pulses racing, as he was voted into sixth place.
The suggestion of what's to follow is what really gets pulses racing.