(as) nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

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(as) nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

Extremely nervous. (The cat's long tail would be in danger of getting caught under a swaying rocking chair.) I was nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs as I waited for them to announce the winner.
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