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climb the walls

To be anxious or annoyed to the point of frenzy. If she makes another foolish blunder like that, I'll be ready to climb the walls. The doctor hasn't called me with the test results yet, so I've been climbing the walls.
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climbing the walls

Anxious or annoyed to the point of frenzy. The doctor hasn't called me with the test results yet, so I've been climbing the walls. If she makes another foolish blunder like that, I'll be climbing the walls.
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climb the wall(s)

Fig. to be very agitated, anxious, bored, or excited. He was home for only three days; then he began to climb the wall. I was climbing the walls to get back to work.
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climb the walls

Show extreme frustration, impatience, or anxiety, as in That long, boring banquet made me want to climb the walls, or If he says that one more time I'll be ready to climb the walls. Although describing a military maneuver dating from ancient times, this slangy phrase has been used figuratively to express strong negative feeling only since about 1970. Also see under drive someone crazy.
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climb the wall

verb
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climb the wall(s)

tv. to do something desperate when one is anxious, bored, or excited. I was climbing the walls to get back to work.
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climb the walls

To be anxious or frantic.
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References in classic literature ?
When he awoke the next morning he broke off a head of the bad and a head of the good cabbage, thinking, 'This will help me to regain my own, and to punish faithlessness.' Then he put the heads in his pockets, climbed the wall, and started off to seek the castle of his love.
Nine whole nights did they set a guard over me taking it in turns to watch, and they kept a fire always burning, both in the cloister of the outer court and in the inner court at the doors of the room wherein I lay; but when the darkness of the tenth night came, I broke through the closed doors of my room, and climbed the wall of the outer court after passing quickly and unperceived through the men on guard and the women servants.
He climbed the wall, sprang onto the terrace, and, while we were engaged with the keeper's body, reached the gallery by the window.
Channel 10 reported that a 20-year-old Palestinian had climbed the wall around the police station and stabbed six people, including three policemen, and were lightly wounded, while the attacker was seriously injured by police fire.
Sources told that resident of Chak number 171 EB, Mohammad Anwar was sleeping in his house with family when five suspects, among which two were identified as Ali Mohammad and Ghulam Nabi, climbed the wall late night and fled the scene after abducting Anwar's daughter.
Chris, of Edinburgh, said he climbed the wall, which was next to "this horrible, jagged fence", because he couldn't find any other way out of the sprawling housing complex.
A BURGLAR who allegedly climbed the wall of his neighbour's two-storey home and entered through an open window has confessed to the crime in court.
They then climbed the wall to finish putting the fire out.
She then climbed the wall of the washroom cubicle and jumped out," a Delhi International Airport Limited ( DIAL) official said.
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): George Clooney is planning to sue a paparazzo, who allegedly climbed the wall of his Lake Como retreat in Italy and took snaps of a topless 13-year-old girl changing in one of the star's guest bedrooms.
A police spokeswoman said: "The ball apparently went over a wall at the back of the garden into an alleyway and the boy appears to have then climbed the wall to retrieve it.
Police said the ball went over a 6-8ft wall into an alleyway and the boy appears to have then climbed the wall to retrieve it.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "The ball went over an eight feet high wall at the back of the garden into an alleyway and the boy climbed the wall to retrieve it.
The police believe the suspect climbed the wall of the company building and the adjacent apartment building, apparently using a water duct, they said.
On Wednesday, two North Koreans climbed the wall of the Shenyang consulate and entered the compound to seek asylum.