pace the floor

pace the floor

To walk back and forth, to and fro around a room. I was a nervous wreck, pacing the floor for hours waiting for the doctors to give me an update on his condition. I could hear him up there pacing the floor as he tried to come up with a solution to the problem.
See also: floor, pace
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, yes, your nephew!" And shrugging her shoulders, Madame Aubain continued to pace the floor as if to say: "I did not think of it.-- Besides, I do not care, a cabin-boy, a pauper!--but my daughter--what a difference!
'We can't stop here all night,' interrupted Mr Ferguson, bounding from his chair and beginning to pace the floor.
And there he sat quiet as a mouse--perhaps in this very chair." Razumov got up and began to pace the floor steadily, glancing at the watch now and then.
People may pace the floor and wring their hands when anxious, but some dogs exhibit repetitive behaviors.
Head teachers pace the floor as the data manager and exams officer collate all the results into the system and produce the final figures, which can have a huge impact on a school.
They're so good at what they do, the way they pace the floor, they attack, and we got to be ready to defend.
I tend to wring my hands and pace the floor if it looks like my family is going to be late for church.
We planned for our cover story to focus on what situations make risk managers get out of bed and pace the floor at night.
She would pace the floor with him while we ate, allowing us to have our one meal of the week free from interruption and indigestion.
It''s been well over that, I say as I pace the floor like a ravenous beast.
They may pace the floor, constantly move their legs while sitting, and toss and turn in bed.
PACE the floor when you're on a hands-free phone at home or in the office