be beside (oneself)

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be beside (oneself)

To be very emotional, especially shocked or distraught. I was beside myself when I found out I'd been rejected from my first-choice school. Honestly, we've all been beside ourselves since the funeral.
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They will be beside themselves and they will go completely bonkers I am doing it - they don't know yet" Broadcaster Danny Baker who is participating in I'm A Celebrity .
Why, all the working men and women, students and mothers in Chicago must be beside themselves with sympathy for the poor, bag-eyed ballplayers.