Getting the jitters - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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get the jitters
To experience a temporary state of nervous anxiety or anticipation. Marty: "Are you ready to deliver your speech?" Anthony: "Yeah. I've got a bad case of the jitters though!"
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.