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fever pitch

noun

  • to be at fever pitch
    estar al rojo vivo
    excitement was running at fever pitch
    la emoción era febril or estaba al rojo vivo
    to rise to o reach fever pitch
    llegar al paroxismo
    Example sentences
    • Excitement was at fever pitch for the final divisional game against St. John's (Belfast).
    • Excitement reached fever pitch when Tony Convery was yellow carded and Antrim had used up their 6 subs with ten minutes still to go.
    • Excitement reached fever pitch as Santa took centre stage on Saturday in the company of a group of delighted and excited children.

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