case of the jitters

case of the jitters

A temporary state of nervous anxiety or anticipation. Marty: "Are you ready to deliver your speech?" Anthony: "Yeah. I've got a bad case of the jitters though!"
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BASKETBALL: Eilidh Simpson insists Great Britain can bounce back from losing their opening EuroBasket qualifier to Montenegro if they avoid another case of the jitters.
The stock market couldn't shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday.
The last thing President Obama wants to do right now is worsen world financial markets' current case of the jitters, so his nomination Wednesday of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve sent a calming signal of continuity.
NEW YORK: After a strong first quarter, Wall Street has gotten a case of the jitters.
Summary: After a strong first quarter, Wall Street has gotten a case of the jitters.
In his remarks, Padak, who admitted having a case of the jitters "since I did not want to make a mistake and flub my speech" cited the "honor and a privilege" of a CU leader "to stand before you and open today's NASDAQ on behalf of the Defense Credit Union Council and its member credit unions, whose daily support of the greatest Americans of all, our troops and their families-is genuinely without equal.
JEMMA LOWE overcame a serious case of the jitters to claim 100m butterfly bronze.
JEMMA LOWE overcame a serious case of the jitters to claim 100m butterfly bronze at the Commonwealth Games - and breathed a huge sigh of relief that it was over.
But global markets developed a case of the jitters last week after eight months of relative calm, reflecting a bit of uncertainty about the health of the economy and what that might mean for central banks' ultra-loose policies.
With the National Three North title coming squarely into view, chairman of rugby Shotton admitted his men got a case of the jitters after the turnaround on Saturday.
It looked as if Albion were doomed to another case of the jitters as former midfielder James O'Connor chose the perfect moment to score a rare goal.
Nick Dougherty, who led after a 68 to open the tournament, settled down after an early case of the jitters.
Hickey, whose victory earned him a pounds 500 payout plus a place in Blackpool's Champion of Champions showdown in September, admitted that he got a bad case of the jitters as 1998 champion Haigh heroically pushed him to the limit.
So news that George W Bush's White House is even contemplating attacking Iran brings on a severe case of the jitters.
After such a bad case of the jitters, Blackwell demanded a positive response from his players and he got it thanks to the effervescent Richardson.