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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.
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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.
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I know the guys are bouncing off the walls and really looking forward to the game.
I took him home on the night to keep an eye on him but after a few hours he was bouncing off the walls.
Indeed, 21-year-old Louis is, arguably, one of the more extrovert members of 1D, bouncing off the walls and joking his way through interviews.
The drinks lobby, however, are bouncing off the walls - rather like a toddler after a pint of cream soda - so furious are they at the idea.
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.
Bouncing off the walls and into the audience's collective face, there was no chance of headliner Phil Nichol's set lacking energy.
By the end of the set the bass player was bouncing off the walls, quite literally.
General manager David Cohn says, ``It is our plan to steadily ratchet up the intensity so that by the end of the weekend, music fans are bouncing off the walls.
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.
I have no doubt that whatever the feeling back in Wales, he will have those players bouncing off the walls and ready to give every- thing for the cause.
Bernie Morgan added: "We left the track and the next thing, we were bouncing off the walls.
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.