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fever pitch

noun
1.
a high degree of excitement, as of a gathering of people:
The announcement of victory brought the crowd to fever pitch.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for fever pitch

fever pitch

noun
1.
a state of intense excitement: things were at fever pitch with the election coming up
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