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.
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.
That has Zine, who served on the commission that created the powerless neighborhood-council system, in a tizzy.