climbing the walls


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climb the walls

To be anxious or annoyed to the point of frenzy. If she makes another foolish blunder like that, I'll be ready to climb the walls. The doctor hasn't called me with the test results yet, so I've been climbing the walls.
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climbing the walls

Anxious or annoyed to the point of frenzy. The doctor hasn't called me with the test results yet, so I've been climbing the walls. If she makes another foolish blunder like that, I'll be climbing the walls.
See also: climb, wall

be climbing the walls

If you are climbing the walls, you are feeling very frustrated, bored or anxious. If I was sitting at home with nothing to do, I'd be climbing the walls.
See also: climb, wall

be climbing the walls

feel frustrated, helpless, and trapped. informal
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be climbing the ˈwalls

(informal) be extremely bored, worried, etc: It’s too cold and wet to play outside, and the kids are climbing the walls with frustration.
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