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set (someone's) pulse racing

To excite, thrill, or exhilarate someone. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was setting everyone's pulse racing. Her quick, sultry glances from across the room set my pulse racing.
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Zeta-Jones plays journalist Rose Winters, whose arrival in Walmingtonon-Sea to report on Captain Mainwaring's (Jones) Home Guard sets pulses racing and proves a distraction while the group try to smoke out a German spy in their midst.
Swansea-born Zeta-Jones plays journalist Rose Winters, whose arrival in Walmingtonon-Sea to report on Captain Mainwaring's (Jones) Home Guard sets pulses racing and proves a distraction while the group try to smoke out a German spy in their midst.
The actor, who sets pulses racing as Dr Harry Tressler, has revealed he is swapping hospital charts for music ones.
Gemma Arterton is sheer perfection as the denim hot-pant-wearing sex bomb Tamara Drewe, whose arrival in a small rural Dorset village sets pulses racing, tongues wagging and temperatures rising.
Daniel Radcliffe sets pulses racing in a new trailer for the penultimate Harry Potter movie, The Half-Blood Prince.
In the US, of course, the threat of litigation concentrates the minds of health administrators, and sets pulses racing among hospital finance directors.
The London Underground regularly sets pulses racing, but it's usually due to overcrowding and delays.
FRONT PAGE PHEWS Myleene sets pulses racing and tongues wagging
Francois Trinh-Duc is an alternative, but while he is a decent controller he never sets pulses racing.
She normally sets pulses racing as she shows off her tight curves on the catwalk.
GORGEOUS Cameron Diaz sets pulses racing after taking the short trip from the Cannes Film Festival to yesterday's Monaco Grand Prix The actress, 40, was treated to a tour of the Mercedes pit and used her knuckle-duster style phone holder to help her film behind the scenes.
BEAUTIFUL: plplplplpl plplplplplplplpl; BASIC BUT FUN: The Caterham 7 still sets pulses racing today.
STAR gardener Charlie Dimmock sets pulses racing with innuendoes about her breasts in a saucy new radio advert.
Telly doc George Clooney may think he's the only hospital hunk who sets pulses racing - but women patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary know that's not the case.
Model Jessica sets pulses racing among the boys when she steps out as the hottest presentation the Dragons have ever seen.