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run high

To be very intense; to increase to an intense level, typically due to a specific cause. Often said of "emotions" or "tensions." Of course they're arguing—emotions always run high when those two get together.
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running high

[for feelings] to be in a state of excitement or anger. Feelings were running high as the general election approached. The mood of the crowd was running high when they saw the mother slap her child.
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That running high that you get can replace any kind of drug or alcohol that I was taking,'' said Malden, who has been sober for 3-1/2 years.
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