bundle of nerves


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to bundle of nerves: get on nerves, lose nerve, touched a nerve

a bundle of nerves

Someone who is very nervous, anxious, or uneasy. I was a bundle of nerves before the driving test started. Look at that poor bundle of nerves over there. She's so anxious she's shaking.
See also: bundle, nerve, of

bundle of nerves

a very nervous person. I was a bundle of nerves before my dental appointment.
See also: bundle, nerve, of

bundle of nerves

Extremely jittery, tense, or fearful person, as in For months after the accident, Aunt Jane was a bundle of nerves. [1930s]
See also: bundle, nerve, of

a bag/bundle of ˈnerves

(informal) a person who is very frightened, worried or nervous about something: She was a bundle of nerves at the start of the interview but she became more confident later.He’s a bag of nerves. He needs a break.
See also: bag, bundle, nerve, of

bundle of nerves

n. a very nervous person. I’m just a bundle of nerves. I wish this were over.
See also: bundle, nerve, of

bundle of nerves

An extremely nervous person.
See also: bundle, nerve, of
References in periodicals archive ?
Your dog or cat is going to be a bundle of nerves once the crackers begin to go off.
Punters may have their own ideas of a first-scorer alternative to an outright bet but home keeper Jesper Hansen looked a bundle of nerves on matchday one and Nordsjaelland are inexperienced in central defence following the departure of mainstay Andreas Bjelland.
They found that the naked mole-rats had no activity in the trigeminal nucleus 6 a bundle of nerves in the brainstem that serves as a repository for sensory information, including pain -- in response to the acidic fumes.
Melbourne, January 10 (ANI): Kate Hudson has confessed she was a bundle of nerves when she went to audition for the musical-romantic film Nine.
LONE Scot Craig Matheson admitted he was a bundle of nerves on the opening day of the PGA Cup at The Carrick.
For the next 50 minutes the Pool defence looked a bundle of nerves as Brandy and Myrie-Williams led Hereford's battle for a result, but two late goals gave Pool their win.
With one child at death's door and another one coming back from the dead it's no wonder Kath Jones is a bundle of nerves.
Sharapova, seeded fourth, was a bundle of nerves and seemed distracted by a noisy small plane dragging an advertising banner that droned throughout the opening set until chased off by a police helicopter.
Down the center, a bundle of nerves runs from end to end.
I'm still a bundle of nerves when Bess goes out, although she hardly does since what happened.
It was if we were a big bundle of nerves in those first two games,'' Scorpions setter Mazi Sarahang said.
Everyone's final favourite was a bundle of nerves, which almost got the better of him as the unsettled Jackson asked the starter if he could stand up when he was down in his blocks.
Through thin fibers called axons, the nociceptors connect to the spinal cord, the pencil-thick bundle of nerves relaying information between the body's peripheral nervous system and the brain.
A membrane surrounding her spinal cord, the delicate bundle of nerves that sends messages between the body and brain, was damaged too.
On "The Buzz" last June 21, Charice admitted that she was a bundle of nerves prior to the interview, which the singer described as "detailed and intimate.