Useful Idioms – part 28

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.

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