like a cat on a hot tin roof


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be like a cat on a hot tin roof

To be anxious and unable to sit still or relax. A: "Why is Carrie pacing?" B: "She's waiting for the doctor to call with her test results, so she's been like a cat on a hot tin roof all day."
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like a cat on a hot tin roof (or on hot bricks)

very agitated, restless, or anxious.
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