climb the walls

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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.
Her husband Alam joined us this time and climbed the walls with their kids Aleks, six, and Emi, four.
But most Jewish Republican leaders backed Hillary Clinton or minor candidates in the general election while opposing Trump in terms that often climbed the walls of hysteria.
Dozens of PML-N workers, who were chanting slogans against Imran Khan, climbed the walls and gates of the assembly and displayed the flag of the party.
Haia took the action against the TV channel after it was informed that a girl's voice was audible when she called a participant and another girl climbed the walls of the village where the show was being filmed, sources were quoted as saying by local media on Saturday.
CAIRO -- Mainly ultraconservative protesters climbed the walls of the US Embassy in Egypt's capital on Tuesday and brought down the American flag, replacing it with a black Islamist flag to protest a US-produced film attacking the Prophet Muhammad.
On interrogation, the thieves said they had climbed the walls of the prison and went to the roof and waited until midnight.
Russian police have started an investigation after pupils stripped off, climbed the walls and lay on the floor laughing after their school dinners were spiked with drugs.
The installation that climbed the walls in the last room of the gallery was even more surprising.
Eight activists climbed the walls in the early hours, carrying solar panels and unfurling banners saying: "Oi 2 Jags!
A member of the campaign group Fathers 4 Justice has claimed he took secret pictures inside Buckingham Palace more than a month before a fellow protester climbed the walls of the Queen's official residence.
As the water climbed the walls under various voltages, the curvature of its upper surface changed, modifying the lens' focal length.
Depending on your own past experience, the stories Haden-Guest has to tell--some hilarious, like the Lady Godiva anecdote; some incredible, such as the tales of patrons so desperate for admission that they bribed or threatened the doormen (or even climbed the walls)--will offer either a psychedelic trip down memory lane or a fantastic vision through a mist-shrouded looking glass.