fever pitch

noun
a high degree of excitement, as of a gathering of people: The announcement of victory brought the crowd to fever pitch.

Origin:
1910–15

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fever pitch
 
n
a state of intense excitement: things were at fever pitch with the election coming up

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Example sentences
Thereafter, he seemed to expect every convention to reach that same fever pitch.
Instead, the anti-market rhetoric is being stepped up to fever pitch.
In this context, it's not surprising that even the opening credit sequence is
  at fever pitch.
The excitement kept building to a fever pitch as the singing and dancing
  reached a crescendo.
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