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.
And after spending countless hours honing her skills at performance arts school Fever Pitch SOPA, her dreams became a reality in France.
Royal Bond, The Ellier, Lyreen Wonder and, most recently, Marcus Du Berlais in 2005 all won the event for Moore, who said: "The plan is to run Fever Pitch, Treat Yourself and Back Off Mate.
As the summer temperatures continue to soar, tempers may also reach fever pitch on UK roads, as no air-conditioning (22 per cent), driving in flip flops (11 per cent) and hot steering wheels and seats (28 per cent) test the patience of respondents to the www.
Tens of thousands of supporters are expected to watch the smelly vision broadcast of the game at the Fever Pitch fan park in Manchester.
Summary: The wrangling over forming a new Cabinet in Lebanon has been going on for months and although it has reached a fever pitch in recent days, the entire process has become bogged down in brinksmanship.
In the featured Foxrock Handicap Chase, a hopeful vote goes to the Arthur Moore representative Fever Pitch.
NIGHT At Melt festival in Germany, surrounded by thousands of likeminded people as sun goes down over lake and crowd reaches fever pitch before headliner comes on.
THE book Fever Pitch, published 20 years ago, helped change the public's perception of football.
The clamour for the uncapped star to earn a wildcard spot in Poland and Ukraine reached fever pitch when the 18-year-old almost helped the Gunners complete the biggest comeback in Champions League history against AC Milan.
Ronnie O'Sullivan shrugged off the sickness as his hopes of ending 29 months of pain reached fever pitch.
HARRY Potter mania was reaching fever pitch today as the final installment in J K Rowling's seven-part series hit cinema screens across Liverpool.