tizzy


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send (one) into a tizz(y)

To cause one to enter a nervous, confused, agitated, or excited state. Preparing for board meetings always sends him into a tizzy, so just be prepared for a long couple of days. His incoherent tweet sent the Internet into a tizzy. The arrival of the pop star sent his fans into a tizz.
See also: send

throw (one) into a tizz(y)

To cause one to enter a nervous, confused, agitated, or excited state. Preparing for board meetings always throws him into a tizzy, so just be prepared for a long couple of days. His incoherent tweet threw the Internet into a tizzy. The arrival of the pop star threw his fans into a tizz.
See also: throw

be in a tizz(y)

To be in a nervous, confused, agitated, or excited state. He's always in a tizzy before board meetings, so it's going to be a long couple of days. The Internet is in a tizzy over his incoherent tweet. The pop star's fans will be in a tizz once he arrives.

get in(to) a tizz(y)

To get into a nervous, confused, agitated, or excited state. He always gets in a tizzy before board meetings, so it's going to be a long couple of days. His incoherent tweet got the Internet into a tizzy. The arrival of the pop star got his fans into a tizz.
See also: get

in a dither

confused; nervous; bothered. Mary is sort of in a dither lately. Don't get yourself in a dither.
See also: dither

*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 dither

Also, all of a dither; in a flutter or tizzy . In a state of tremulous agitation, as in Planning the wedding put her in a dither, or He tried to pull himself together, but he was all of a dither, or She showed up in such a flutter that our meeting was useless. The noun dither dates from the early 1800s and goes back to the Middle English verb didderen, "to tremble"; in a flutter dates from the mid-1700s; in a tizzy dates from about 1930 and is of uncertain origin.
See also: dither

be/get in/into a ˈtizzy/ˈtizz (about something)

(informal) be/become excited, nervous or confused, especially about something that is not important: He was in such a tizz about his homework.
See also: get, tizz, tizzy

in a dither

mod. confused; undecided. Don’t get yourself in a dither.
See also: dither

in a tizzy

mod. in a state of mental disorder. Fred is all in a tizzy.
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tizzy

(ˈtɪzi)
n. a state of confusion. (see also twit.) The kind of tizzy that this place gets into drives me up the wall.
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