fever pitch

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of fever pitch

: a state of intense excitement and agitation

Examples of fever pitch in a Sentence

  1. I worked myself up to a fever pitch of enthusiasm.

  2. New allegations brought interest in the scandal to a fever pitch.

  3. Demand for the new car soon reached fever pitch.

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First Known Use of fever pitch

1846

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  • : a state of extreme excitement or activity


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