pace around(redirected from pace around some place)
To walk around or back and forth (in some place), as in fear, anger, anxiety, frustration, etc. I hate seeing the animals in the zoo pace around their cages like that. They all look so unhappy! I couldn't stop pacing around while I waited to hear back from the doctor.
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pace aroundand pace about
to walk around nervously or anxiously. Stop pacing around and sit down. There is no need to pace about.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.