in a tizzy

*in a tizzy

Fig. in an excited and confused condition. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) John is in a tizzy because we're an hour late. Mary was in a tizzy when she couldn't find her keys.
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in a tizzy

mod. in a state of mental disorder. Fred is all in a tizzy.
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THE COAST guard and the navy are in a tizzy after some Somalis surfaced on Lakshadweep shores.
The fair-haired, devoutly Christian detective, meanwhile, is having problems of his own: a town in a tizzy over an unsolved murder, and the rebellious tendencies of his own 13-year-old son, Christian (Hauke Diekamp).
Airlines, governments and travel operators are in a tizzy, worrying how global recession and terrorism will affect tourism.
No matter who's got you all in a tizzy, sometimes you just want to blow a gasket and tell them all to just buzz off.
One remembers a full audience, packed into a dilapidated loft, waiting hours for a performance to begin as Smith puttered around or ran about in a tizzy adjusting a set or costume just off-stage while over and over again recordings narrating Jackie Kennedy's childhood alternated with the life of St.
IRISH TV chiefs are in a tizzy as Coronation Street threatens to topple rural Glencoe as the Republic's top soap.
communication markets are in a tizzy about dealing with the alarming drops in prices brought on by intense competition.
Madonna's five-day visit, which includes trips to graves of rabbinical sages, had the country in a tizzy and Israelis reacted with excitement, bewilderment and anger.
Count Thibault and his servant Andre are in a tizzy after being transported from the 12th century to modern-day Chicago.
The market is in a tizzy about the possibility of rising interest rates in 2004 and it is spooking investors in the Consensus homebuilders.
That has Zine, who served on the commission that created the powerless neighborhood-council system, in a tizzy.
ENCINO - A two-night rock video shoot - complete with pyrotechnics that sounded like bombs exploding and a wild police shootout - left people living near the Sepulveda Basin recreation area in a tizzy.
The close encounter with the Almighty has Edina in a tizzy.