be like a cat on a hot tin roof

be like a cat on a hot tin roof

To be anxious and unable to sit still or relax. A: "Why is Carrie pacing?" B: "She's waiting for the doctor to call with her test results, so she's been like a cat on a hot tin roof all day."
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like a cat on a hot tin roof

Anxious, restless, or and unable to sit still or relax. A: "Why does Carrie keep pacing around? She's like a cat on a hot tin roof!" B: "She's waiting for the doctor to call with her test results, so she's been totally stressed out." The kids were so worked up with excitement that they were like cats on a hot tin roof all afternoon.
See also: cat, hot, like, on, roof, tin
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like a cat on a hot tin roof (or on hot bricks)

very agitated, restless, or anxious.
See also: cat, hot, like, on, roof, tin
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