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white heat

noun
1.
a stage of intense activity, excitement, feeling, etc.:
The sales campaign is at white heat.
2.
an intense heat at which a substance glows with white light.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for white-heat

white heat

noun
1.
intense heat or a very high temperature, characterized by emission of white light
2.
(informal) a state of intense excitement or activity
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