get (one's) panties in a bunch

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get (one's) panties in a bunch

To become overly upset or emotional over something, especially that which is trivial or unimportant. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Ah, don't get your panties in a bunch, I'll have the car back by tomorrow morning! In my opinion, people are getting their panties in a bunch over this election.
See also: bunch, get, panties
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Mothers Against Canada, those vigilant South Park watchdogs of moral parameters, would get their panties in a bunch over Better Than Chocolate.