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 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(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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A cat-bot that climbs the walls using its claws, a dog-droid that responds to human movements, and a robot which releases glue through its wheels while scaling buildings met Wednesday in Herzliya.
The robot with claws climbs the wall like a cat climbs a rough-textured wall," Shapira said.
And in "A Nervous Breakdown," Proia literally climbs the walls of the bordello where he's trapped in a nightmare of his imagination, while Styron, nude, waits in bed.
In a rotating oven the liquid glass climbs the walls of the mold to form naturally a paraboloidal surface.