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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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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.
The suggestion of what's to follow is what really gets pulses racing.
Alicia Silverstone turns into a dynamite doll as Batgirl in Batman and Robin, which puts her against the wily Poison Ivy, played by Uma Thurman, whose deadly kiss gets pulses racing on a fatal collision course.