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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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get the jitters

to feel anxious, especially before an important event I always get the jitters before an interview. (informal)
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the jitters

n. the nervous shakes. I get the jitters when I have to talk in public.
See also: jitter