get in a tizzle

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get in a tizzle

1. To become nervous, confused, agitated, or overly excited. He always gets in a tizzle before board meetings, so it's going to be a long couple of days. The Internet got in a tizzle over his incoherent tweet. The pop star's fans will get in a tizzle when he arrives.
2. To cause someone to become nervous, confused, agitated, or overly excited. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "in." I could tell the news got him in a tizzle, so I gave him a minute to regain his composure. Don't let their comments get you in a tizzle, Janet.
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