pitter-pat

pitter-pat

adv
a variant form of pitapat
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For everyone else, the resulting series is a bit of a snooze--handsome, yes, but about as compelling as the cover of a Harlequin Romance, and too flaccid to make hearts go pitter-pat.
The Cowdrey career continued as assistant to stepmother-in-law Lady Herries, bloodstock agent and work rider for Sir Michael, but I confess my heart went pitter-pat again when I saw her name back in its rightful place on the racecard at the weekend.
If your record them, you can fast forward through the agenda items that don't make your heart go pitter-pat.
her nape was often hidden beneath her ebony mane, so when a woman put up her hair, it caused the same delicious pitter-pat that Westerners may feel when they spot a woman in a low-cut dress.
With its clips of Vice President Dick Cheney testifying to the merits of the disgraced accounting firm, the tape made partisan hearts in Washington go pitter-pat.
Only Colin Powell is man enough to make a poodle-skirted girl's heart go pitter-pat - but, in teen beach movie fashion, he must slip away, leaving her heart broken but her virginity intact.
I knew he threw pitter-pat punches," said a battered Jones, before disappearing to hospital for stitches in a nasty gash.
When the likes of Jimmy White leant over the table, the threads on his trousers straining, a million female hearts went pitter-pat.
He sounded just like Bing Crosby and my heart would just go pitter-pat every time I heard him coming down the block to my apartment.
The pitter-pats were harder than I thought,'' Jones said.