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gold fever

noun
1.
greed and excitement caused by a gold rush.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Hike up in the hills and you practically stumble on tunnels abandoned during the gold fever search for big-ger and better.
  • Hike up in the hills and you practically stumble on tunnels abandoned during the gold fever search for bigger and better.
  • She enters a rough-and-tumble world whose newly arrived inhabitants are driven mad by gold fever.
  • It is one of the earliest dated guides and it was designed to take advantage of the gold fever sweeping the continent.
  • gold fever spread quickly, luring fortune-seekers to the state.
  • As usual, however, the gold fever which swept the country contained more fever than gold.
  • gold fever, which has been pre valent here for the last few years, is now a raging epidemic.

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