stir (one's) blood

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stir (one's) blood

To put one into a state of extreme excitement, enthusiasm, or determination. The president's famous speech still stirs my blood to this day. The show ends with a rousing musical number that is sure to stir your blood!
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stir somebody’s/the ˈblood

make somebody excited or enthusiastic: His political speeches are designed to stir the blood.
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No; a more material interest stirred his blood. He was about at last to pass that mysterious threshold, to climb those unknown stairs by which, one by one, the old crowns of M.
His first duty was to return to his own people with as little personal risk as possible, and though the thought of adventure stirred his blood he put the temptation aside with a sigh and turned away from the peaceful and beautiful valley that he longed to enter, for it was his intention to skirt its eastern edge and continue his search for Gathol beyond.
But he admitted the thought of scoring for his country on the biggest stage of all stirred his blood all over again.
And just like the boys in Turkey,it stirred his blood.