Now, the exasperation on both sides is reaching a fever pitch.
Tensions between Islamabad and Washington have reached a fever pitch in recent months.
The civil war has reached a fever pitch and your battalion has recovered eight bodies floating downstream this week alone.
And the country's legendary party scene is at a fever pitch.
Then there have been the adaptations of his own books, fever pitch, High Fidelity, About a Boy, all suspiciously good.
Immediately Mrs. Davis's interest was aroused to fever pitch.
The Jews were winding up their affairs, Israel was strung to fever pitch.
Public feeling among the drummer-boys rose to fever pitch and the lives of Jakin and Lew became unenviable.
Then, indeed, the noble Spanish blood of the audience is aroused to fever pitch.
But his cruel insults now quashed despair and roused dormant indignation to fever pitch.