bundle of nerves


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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.
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bundle of nerves

a very nervous person. I was a bundle of nerves before my dental appointment.
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bundle of nerves

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

n. a very nervous person. I’m just a bundle of nerves. I wish this were over.
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bundle of nerves

An extremely nervous person.
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This question relates to another mystery: In newts, a severed leg will grow back only if the bundle of nerves in it also grows back.
While the pair were both a bundle of nerves before the Vodafone Derby, the colt's staggering five-length victory at Epsom has seen his jockey in a more relaxed mood.
At home, I recite speeches from memory easily but, on meeting nights, I am a bundle of nerves.
Mel Howard said when the delivery was happening, he didn't give it much thought, but afterward, that bundle of joy turned him into a bundle of nerves.
It is believed that the lower part of the brain, the amygdala (a bundle of nerves that transmit fear, anxiety, and anger), rules during this stage of life.
But he said himself he was a bundle of nerves because it was a total shock.
Each focal spot impinges on a bundle of nerves that feeds into a larger nerve cord, the researchers observed by microscopy.
The corpus callosum is a bundle of nerves that connects the two halves of the brain.
A different bundle of nerves goes to two little hollow structures within the roof of the mouth.
Technically, the sciatic nerve is a bundle of nerves, enclosed in a single sheath, that comes off the spine in the lower back.
It is just typical of Arsene Wenger's luck with keepers that Fabianski was a bundle of nerves during his Arsenal career but played the game of his life on his first return to the Emirates.
And, with part of the series already filmed, he admits to being a bundle of nerves when it comes to the elimination process.
Sharing footage with two veterans she tremendously admires on an early shoot in Dubai made her a bundle of nerves, she admits.
Kim was a bundle of nerves as she repeatedly either sent the shuttle into the net or wide of the mark to give the Chinese point after point.
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.