New York Times article “In golf, moments good and bad are well remembered” (June 14) ends up with the following episode:
"Jerry Kelly (PGA golfer) said that his steely memory of golf extended to his personal life, especially when driving.
'I remember all those people who have cut me off,' Kelly said. 'I try to stay ahead of everybody so that I don’t let them cut me off again, especially when I come back to the Northeast. I really get the juices flowing when I’m driving here.'”
What does “get the juices flow” when driving mean? Does it mean to get the thrills and spills?
There’s no entry for “get the juices flow” in English dictionaries at hand, nor Google Ngram shows any incidence of the phrase.
Is this an idiom, or just a casual turn of phrase? If it’s a not-unusual phrase, in what else instances can I use “get the juices flow”?
Someone placed “This question may have an answer here -Where did the "juices" in "creative juices" come from? on top of my question. It doesn’t. I read through the said question, and find no connection / answer to mine. My question has evidently nothing to do with “creative juice" asked in that particular question. My question is simply what Jerry Kelly meant in his remark, which now I wrapped my brain after posting this question, and getting a lot of inputs from you.