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on the anxious seat

1. Sitting in an area at a revival meeting that has been designated for the atonement of sins. Primarily heard in US. You need to go spend some time on the anxious seat after treating your sister so poorly!
2. Feeling uneasy and nervous, usually while awaiting the outcome of something. I know I'm going to be on the anxious seat until I get my test results back. Fans are certainly on the anxious seat while this goal is being reviewed.
See also: on, seat
References in classic literature ?
They will become anxious, and will be looking for us.
I think we ought to tell her if Beth is really ill, but Hannah says we mustn't, for Mother can't leave Father, and it will only make them anxious.
I think," he whispered to Miss Pross, after anxious consideration, "I think we had best not speak to him just now, or at all disturb him.
Yes, gentlemen," said D'Artagnan, "we must not leave this person the slightest pretext for behaving badly, which, with all due respect, I fancy he is anxious still to do.
He smiled more and more sarcastically and his smile began to make the Gascon anxious.
ISLAMABAD -- If you live with anxiety, you're probably familiar with the vicious circle of being anxious about being anxious.
NEARLY half of all parents in Yorkshire and the Humber say their children are anxious about the threat of terrorism.
A QUARTER of British parents think their children are anxious about Brexit, while four in 10 think their young ones are concerned about the threat of terrorism, a survey found.
But a new study by Superdrug Online Doctor reveals the sex positions that men and women are most anxious to try out.
We have all experienced some form of anxiety in our lives, whether we're anxious about a job interview or going on a first date.
The hearing was told she was interviewed by police, which had left her "tired, anxious and stressed".
Therefore, this study tempts to explore their anxiety and what factors make the students anxious about practice teaching vice versa.
The fact that the little lad screams as he gets closer to the font doesn't lift Sarah's anxious mood, but Billy manages to calm her down.
3) which makes participant from slightly to fairly anxious while visiting any dentist for any procedure.