Reach/be at fever pitch = be at a state of extreme excitement.
- The football crowd was at fever pitch.
- Excitement at the stadium had reached/ was at fever pitch.
- Campaigning is reaching fever pitch for elections in November.
Get/go beyond a joke = it has stopped being funny and is now a serious matter/ annoying or worrying.
- I don’t mind helping her out occasionally, but this is getting beyond a joke.
- He is very patient and can tolerate anything, but this is getting beyond a joke.
A pack of lies = a number of false statements made to deliberately hide the truth
- The whole report is a pack of lies.
- You told me a pack of lies.