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    adrinalin rush

    The host wants her program t be the best, and she's nervous because they have so many competitions. Her friend says "We'll find a way in. Get the same adrinalin rush"

    I think tat "adrinaline rush" here is used to carry a certain meaning , not the literal meaning. Is it a famous idiom or expression?

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    Re: adrinalin rush

    It's not clear what the context is, but it's an Adrenaline Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
    Beating the competition, in any context, is likely to involve an adrenaline rush that is perfectly real. So it's not metaphorical, but it is a common idiom.

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    Re: adrinalin rush

    Thanks. So she simply means that thei programme will be great (as the audience will have an adrinaline rush) like he other programmes?

    I'm confused because I think "adrinaline" has to do with fear!

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    Re: adrinalin rush

    Not only fear but also excitement.

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    Re: adrinalin rush

    Excitement!! yes! That makes it clear enough. Thanks you. :)

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    Re: adrinalin rush

    You're welcome

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    Re: adrinalin rush

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Thanks. So she simply means that thei programme will be great (as the audience will have an adrinaline rush) like he other programmes?

    I'm confused because I think "adrinaline" has to do with fear!

    Thanks.
    The appearance of your bus coming round the corner, when you're still 50m from the stop, triggers an adrenaline rush - which helps you run faster. Fear is part of the equation (the fear of missing the bus), but it doesn't have to be the main feature. When someone bungee-jumps from a great height, he/she knows there's nothing to fear, but it's still frightening; people do it because of the adrenaline rush.

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