go pit-a-pat


: to make a quick series of light sounds
His foot went pit-a-pat.
used of someone's heart to say that it is beating rapidly with excitement
Her heart went pit-a-pat when he walked into the room.

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“Go pit-a-pat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20pit-a-pat. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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