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case of the jitters

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!"
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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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the jitters

A temporary state of nervous anxiety or anticipation. Marty: "Are you ready to deliver your speech?" Anthony: "Yeah. I've got the jitters real bad, though!" I have a song that I hum to myself to help get rid of the jitters before big competitions.
See also: jitter
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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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the jitters

n. the nervous shakes. I get the jitters when I have to talk in public.
See also: jitter
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The place to start when looking for jitter is Time Interval Error (TIE) and phase noise measurements.
From the various criteria, the preferred features for determining the steadiness of a voice are jitter, shimmer, and HNR [6, 7, 8].
On the other hand, the 1st eigenfrequency of the RWA isolation system along the z-axis is not clearly observed in the waterfall plot because the main jitter contributor of the RWA is the rotational movement in the x-y plane.
Action potentials with amplitudes >200 [micro]V and rise times <300 [micro]s were selected for calculating the FD and jitter. The CN-jitter and spike number were defined using CNs and the SFEMG program.
PCIe jitter tool to address these needs, providing hardware designers with a downloadable utility that quickly determines if the measured clock meets PCIe jitter requirements.
in this figure, to reduce jitter of Task B, the required release time prior to Task B is equal to the worst-case execution time (WCET) of Task A plus scheduler overhead.
The BSA286CL has a fully redesigned jitter impairment system that incorporates state of the art modulation technology to 100G PHY layer testing.
* Using a SPiiPlus controller and NanoPWM drives controlling an XY table with speeds above 1 m/sec, standstill jitter is better than [+ or -] 0.3 nm.
Jitter may be seen in characteristics such as the interval between successive pulses, or the amplitude, frequency, and phase of successive cycles [17].
In such cases, jitter measurement & pulse mask compliance is very useful in diagnosing problems.
Designers can reduce losses by limiting the sources of jitter and attenuation in the system.
This synthesizer employs a moderate bandwidth PLL, programmable from 400 kHz to 1.2 MHz, to attenuate fractional-N spurs, and the reference and charge-pump noise, while suppressing the VCO phase noise to comply with stringent jitter specifications of numerous wireline standards.
Karnataka, June 21 -- GL Communications Inc., announced today its enhanced T1 E1 Jitter and Pulse Mask Measurement Solutions.