case of the jitters

case of the jitters

A temporary state of nervous anxiety or anticipation. Marty: "Are you ready to deliver your speech?" Anthony: "Yeah. I've got a bad case of the jitters though!"
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Mental fragility Tommy Elphick's case of the jitters has been a worrying development in recent weeks, but it is unfair to single out the captain.
THEY might still be second in the Championship, but Middlesbrough's tally of just two points from their last four games has led to a severe case of the jitters around the Riverside.
BASKETBALL: Eilidh Simpson insists Great Britain can bounce back from losing their opening EuroBasket qualifier to Montenegro if they avoid another case of the jitters.
The stock market couldn't shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday.
The last thing President Obama wants to do right now is worsen world financial markets' current case of the jitters, so his nomination Wednesday of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve sent a calming signal of continuity.
Stocks got a case of the jitters on Wall Street, and halfway around the world China stressed the importance for the international economy of raising the US debt limit.
A enterprising first hour and goals either side of the break by Seb Hines and Merouane Zemmama put Boro in complete control before they they suffered a late case of the jitters.
Summary: After a strong first quarter, Wall Street has gotten a case of the jitters.
NEW YORK: After a strong first quarter, Wall Street has gotten a case of the jitters.
In his remarks, Padak, who admitted having a case of the jitters "since I did not want to make a mistake and flub my speech" cited the "honor and a privilege" of a CU leader "to stand before you and open today's NASDAQ on behalf of the Defense Credit Union Council and its member credit unions, whose daily support of the greatest Americans of all, our troops and their families-is genuinely without equal.
Cardiff started like the Polar Express and never really loosened their icy grip on Aidy Boothroyd's Sky Blues, even if they did have an understandable case of the jitters midway through the second half as the scoreline remained almost inexplicably at 1-0.
Jemma Lowe overcame a serious case of the jitters to claim 100m butterfly bronze - and breathed a huge sigh of relief that it was over.
But global markets developed a case of the jitters last week after eight months of relative calm, reflecting a bit of uncertainty about the health of the economy and what that might mean for central banks' ultra-loose policies.
With the National Three North title coming squarely into view, chairman of rugby Shotton admitted his men got a case of the jitters after the turnaround on Saturday.
Nick Dougherty, who led after a 68 to open the tournament, settled down after an early case of the jitters.