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be bouncing off the walls

To be very active and energetic to the point of hyperactivity. How much sugar did you give the kids? They're bouncing off the walls!
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be bouncing off the walls

INFORMAL
If someone is bouncing off the walls, they are acting in a very uncontrolled and excited way. After another cup of coffee Holly was bouncing off the walls.
See also: bouncing, off, wall

be ˌbouncing off the ˈwalls

(informal) be so full of energy or so excited that you cannot keep still: He was bouncing off the walls so I told him to go out for a walk.
See also: bouncing, off, wall
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If their children were fizzing with excitement before Mickey's Magic Show started they were positively bouncing off the walls like escaped space hoppers by the time the show ended.
"He said he was bouncing off the walls, that it was the best feeling in the world.
I took him home on the night to keep an eye on him but after a few hours he was bouncing off the walls", she added.
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Former Wales coach Steve Hansen believes caretaker boss Scott Johnson will have his players 'bouncing off the walls' ahead of Sunday's Ireland clash, writes Graham Clutton.
"The pigeons are all bouncing off the walls when I go in - they're terrified," said Mr Gibson.
And the punters packed into the Academy II in Birmingham were quick to acknowledge the tribute with a fist-thumping cry of 'Vitek, Vitek' bouncing off the walls at the end of the band's raucous opener.
Bouncing off the walls and into the audience's collective face, there was no chance of headliner Phil Nichol's set lacking energy.
'He has you bouncing off the walls with his passionate words of encouragement.
By the end of the set the bass player was bouncing off the walls, quite literally.
"Besides it having me bouncing off the walls, I used to be a bed-wetter.
There is no point shouting and screaming and bouncing off the walls, because that won't do anyone any good.
Bernie Morgan added: "We left the track and the next thing, we were bouncing off the walls."