concert pitch

concert pitch

noun
1.
Music. a standard of pitch used for tuning orchestral instruments, usually established at 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C.
2.
a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension: Spring training had brought the athletes up to concert pitch for the beginning of the season.

Origin:
1760–70

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concert pitch
 
n
1.  pitch See international pitch the frequency of 440 hertz assigned to the A above middle C
2.  informal a state of extreme readiness

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