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get (one's) knickers in a knot

To become overly upset or emotional over something, especially that which is trivial or unimportant. Primarily heard in UK. Ah, don't get your knickers in a knot, I'll have the car back by tomorrow morning! In my opinion, people are getting their knickers in a knot over this election.
See also: get, knickers, knot

all fur coat and no knickers

Good-looking on the surface but lacking substance underneath. I thought David and I would really get along well, but we had nothing to talk about at dinner—he's really all fur coat and no knickers. Our new boss sounded like she had a lot of good ideas for the department, but it turns out she's all fur coat and no knickers.
See also: all, and, coat, fur, knickers

get (one's) knickers in a twist

To become overly upset or emotional over something, especially that which is trivial or unimportant. Ah, don't get your knickers in a twist, I'll have the car back by tomorrow morning! In my opinion, people are getting their knickers in a twist over this election.
See also: get, knickers, twist

be all fur coat and no knickers

  (humorous)
to look attractive but not really be very interesting or of good quality When he took over as chairman we discovered he was all fur coat and no knickers.
See also: all, and, coat, fur, knickers

get your knickers in a twist

  (British & Australian informal) also get your knickers in a knot (Australian informal)
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important Now, before you get your knickers in a twist, let me explain the situation.
See also: get, knickers, twist
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