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fever pitch

a high degree of excitement, as of a gathering of people:
The announcement of victory brought the crowd to fever pitch.
Origin of fever pitch
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for fever pitch

fever pitch

a state of intense excitement: things were at fever pitch with the election coming up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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