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stir-crazy

Acutely anxious, restless, irritable, irrational, and/or depressed from remaining for too long in an unstimulating, confined, and/or isolated environment. "Stir" in this usage is a slang word for prison. We thought taking our family vacation in a tiny cottage out in the country would be a nice break from city life, but we all went a bit stir-crazy after a few days. The doctor said I need to remain in bed as much as possible, but I'll go stir-crazy if I can't get out of the house at least once a day.

stir crazy

mod. anxious and mentally disturbed from being confined, as in prison. (see also stir.) I was going stir crazy in my little room, so I moved to a bigger place.
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Half the recipes in Stir Crazy are vegetarian and vegan, and when meat does feature, it makes up no more than 20% of a dish.
Beautiful Madness was all the rage to follow up her maiden win at Yarmouth the previous day under her 6lb penalty in the 5f handicap, but the top weight was ultimately well beaten as Stir Crazy struck late under Tadgh O'Shea to beat game frontrunner Rosie Cross.
Richard Pryor has a real comic flair, and in Stir Crazy he plays a kind of cross between the Good Soldier Schweik and the loser-with-an-instinct-for-survival who starred in Seven Beauties.
He was going stir crazy while at home on disability leave for a heart condition, so he asked his wife to teach him to knit.
Stir Crazy consists of an 11-ounce cup of soft-serve style vanilla "dairy treat" containing one of two mix-ins-chocolate chip cookie dough or Oreo cookie pieces--separated by a thin layer of milk chocolate that, according to 7-Eleven, is soft enough to stir straight from the freezer.
In one of his not-for-network-TV routines, Richard Pryor stops in the midst of a stream of dirty jokes and talks pensively about his film, Stir Crazy.
The Race For The Perfect Purse Starts at Town Center, with start/finish line set near the main entrance by TGI Friday's and Stir Crazy.
He also formed a hit partnership with Richard Pryor in Silver Streak, Stir Crazy and See No Evil, Hear No Evil.
Expecting to hear people were fans of Blazing Saddles, Producers and Stir Crazy, but amazing number going for See No Evil, Hear No Evil.
Now 85 years old, he has written 19 books and several hit screenplays, including Stir Crazy and Splash.
Even with Yvonne to keep him company, Nick is going stir crazy at Dot's and ventures out into the Square, where he's almost immediately spotted, Aleks is desperate to win Roxy back, while the chances of Kat and Stacey calling a Christmas truce look increasingly slim.
Look for pappardelle, the wide pasta strips, and use them to make a Stir Crazy favorite, Pasta With Ricotta and Basil.
Other major hits include the 1971 adaptation of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and his four films with Richard Pryor, including Stir Crazy.
However, you go stir crazy, emotions run high and even just a little bit of booze has a heightened effect.
Yet, when I finally get stir crazy and crave doing something proactive, I have discovered that there is not actually much to do as a teenager in Bahrain.