get (one's) panties in a twist

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get (one's) panties in a twist

To become overly upset or emotional over something, especially that which is trivial or unimportant. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Ah, don't get your panties in a twist, I'll have the car back by tomorrow morning! In my opinion, people are getting their panties in a twist over this election.
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Unfortunately, a lot of people will get their panties in a twist denouncing Alberto Caviglia for daring to make a mockumentary about anti-Semitism--mainly people with no sense of humor, nor an understanding of how best to draw attention to prejudice.