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buck fever

noun
1.
nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter upon the approach of game.
2.
any nervous excitement preceding a new experience.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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buck fever

noun
1.
nervous excitement felt by inexperienced hunters at the approach of game
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