bounce off the walls

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bounce off the walls

To be very active and energetic to the point of hyperactivity. How much sugar did you give the kids? They're bouncing off the walls!
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bounce off the walls

be full of nervous excitement or agitation. North American informal
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Two men in fluid black skirts bounce off the walls of a white space that could easily be a cell.
With more than 80 interconnected trampolines visitors to Bounce can literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls.
One unique feature is the trampoline universe that it is filled with over 100 interconnected trampolines, allowing adventure-lovers to fly through the air and bounce off the walls.
The park will feature bespoke trampolines from a Welsh supplier as well as rebounding sides allowing jumpers to bounce off the walls.
When I received the email with the good news I literally started to bounce off the walls with joy.
Rather than flying about, you twist the world and bounce off the walls.
I go back to my room at night and I smile like a lunatic and bounce off the walls.
The vibrant-coloured Smartie was taken off the shelves in 2005 after mums complained that the E numbers in the dye made their children bounce off the walls.
There's always that three seconds of silence and then the face crumbles and the house shakes as his screams bounce off the walls.
As a result, most pediatricians have been telling parents that diet isn't the problem, despite observations of many parents that certain foods, particularly chocolate, soda and other sweets, tend to make their kids bounce off the walls.
I've mellowed out, but I still bounce off the walls.
Gone is the energy, so palpable that it seemed to bounce off the walls, of a company known in its heyday for wheeling and dealing.
A couple of things the kids will love: NBC, which pioneered the use of radio sound effects, has a room where tour guides can make the sounds of sirens, ringing telephones, screeching brakes and other noises that bounce off the walls.
Children can also visit the homes of Minnie Mouse, Chip 'n' Dale, and Goofy, whose living room and furnishings are inflated, allowing kids to literally bounce off the walls.
I know if I give her something like stevia, and mix that into her yoghurt or use it in a dessert it won't cause her any problems, such as with her teeth, it won't make her obese, it won't make her bounce off the walls.