Definition of the thrill of the chase in English:

the thrill of the chase

phrase

  • 1

    see thrill
  • 2Pleasure and excitement derived from seeking something desired, especially a sexual partner.

    ‘I was so lost in the thrill of the chase that I didn't realize we were entirely incompatible’
    • ‘I think he enjoyed being successful and loved the thrill of the chase in business.’
    • ‘There's not what you could call a plethora of foxes round here, but you still have the thrill of the chase.’
    • ‘Sportsmen, seeking the thrill of the chase, released rabbits, hares and foxes.’
    • ‘And no matter how much single people claim they want to live on their own (and fair enough if the only alternative is picking up the dirty pants of your sexually-hibernating cocoa partner) everyone loves the thrill of the chase.’
    • ‘Like the Antiques Roadshow, Reclaimers justifies itself as part bargain hunt - with all the thrill of the chase - and part history lesson.’
    • ‘This way you could enjoy the thrill of the chase without the expense of owning a horse.’
    • ‘They enjoy the pageantry, the horsemanship and the countryside. They relish the thrill of the chase, but stress that they derive pleasure from hunting, not killing.’
    • ‘Women want to revisit the passion and lust of a new physical relationship and enjoy the thrill of the chase.’
    • ‘I've even heard them argue that the foxes actually, you know, quite like it, the thrill of the chase - until they're ripped to pieces.’
    • ‘India enjoy the thrill of the chase as chastened England head home’