get the jitters

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get the jitters

To experience a temporary state of nervous anxiety or anticipation. A: "Are you ready to deliver your speech?" B: "Yeah. I've got a bad case of the jitters, though!"
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get/have the ˈjitters

(informal) feel anxious and nervous, especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult: I always get the jitters before exams.Louise had the pre-wedding jitters so badly she nearly didn’t make it to the church.
See also: get, have, jitter
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Even one of the world's best still gets the jitters.
AMY Macdonald may have played gigs all over the world but she only gets the jitters at one place.
As an actor, all I have done is to respond to Anurag," she says, adding that, much as she enjoys the limelight, she gets the jitters on being touted as the " next big thing" in crossover cinema.
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FEARNE Cotton admits she still gets the jitters when meeting famous people.
JOHN HIGGINS gets the jitters even when he just thinks about returning to the Crucible to defend his title.
The 24-year-old star, who won Cowell's UK TV talent show 'The X Factor' in 2006, said she gets the jitters thinking about his reaction to her recording material.
But despite years of experience, Shirley reveals that she still gets the jitters before a performance.
When Victor and Victoria meet at the wedding rehearsal, the bridegroom gets the jitters and bungles his vows, so vicar Christopher Lee sends him away to learn his lines.
Even though she has been involved in the music business for the past seven years she admits she still gets the jitters when she has a new record in the shops.
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Gadir, a decidedly peace-loving village artist, gets the jitters when he's called up to fight and, after being captured by the enemy, finds himself on the run with Artavazan, an Armenian soldier he earlier saved.
KAJOL might be a brilliant actor but when it comes to working with her mom Tanuja, she gets the jitters.
JOE McElderry still gets the jitters every time he hears The X Factor theme music.
The actor, 40, has also revealed how he often gets the jitters when performing stunts but always insists on doing them himself.