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noun

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

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Origin of fever pitch

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for fever pitch

fever pitch

noun

a state of intense excitementthings were at fever pitch with the election coming up
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