fever pitch


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fever pitch

n.
A state of extreme agitation or excitement.

fever pitch

n
a state of intense excitement: things were at fever pitch with the election coming up.

fe′ver pitch′


n.
a high degree of excitement.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fever pitch - a state of extreme excitement; "the crowd was at fever pitch"
excitation, fervour, inflammation, excitement, fervor - the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
Translations

fever pitch

n at fever pitchauf dem Siedepunkt; to reach fever pitcham Siedepunkt angelangt sein, den Siedepunkt erreichen; to be working at fever pitchauf Hochtouren arbeiten
References in classic literature ?
Guasconti had not a deep heart--or, at all events, its depths were not sounded now; but he had a quick fancy, and an ardent southern temperament, which rose every instant to a higher fever pitch. Whether or no Beatrice possessed those terrible attributes, that fatal breath, the affinity with those so beautiful and deadly flowers which were indicated by what Giovanni had witnessed, she had at least instilled a fierce and subtle poison into his system.
And the excitement really hits fever pitch whenever Ponce performs his "Dance with Death" in Madrid's Las Ventas - the arena regarded as bullfighting's equivalent of Wembley.
PRE-MATCH tension ahead of tomorrow's big clash is rising to fever pitch - and not just in Cardiff.
BBC director of sport Peter Salmon said: "Interest in Formula One remains at fever pitch and we are delighted to retain such a high calibre sport."
Morton boss Allan McGraw reckons he'll NEVER replace Derek McInnes - but he's desperate to try as the First Division run-in hits fever pitch.
Arthur Moore, trainer of Claragh Native and Fever Pitch "This suits Fever Pitch more based on their respective hurdle marks."
Calls for him to go started before the polls closed and could reach fever pitch over the weekend.
AS the Edinburgh Festival build-up reaches fever pitch this week I have been fortunate enough to be one of the performers advertised on the back of Lothian Buses.
ROONEY MANIA was at fever pitch as Junior Blues watched manager David Moyes put the wonder kid through his paces in a fun day at Goodison Park.
AS interest in the World Cup hits fever pitch, soccer fans are being urged to get clued up on recycling, get rid of their empty drinks cans - and make some extra cash in the process.
The author of Fever Pitch and High Fidelity explores all the ramifications of mid-life marriages with brilliant observation - but his bleak conclusions will surprise some readers.
Their feud reached fever pitch when Williams offered at the Brit Awards to put up pounds 100,000 to have an organised fight with Noel's brother Liam, if his opponent would match it.