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stir-crazy

Acutely anxious, restless, irritable, irrational, and/or depressed from remaining for too long in an unstimulating, confined, and/or isolated environment. "Stir" in this usage is a slang word for prison. We thought taking our family vacation in a tiny cottage out in the country would be a nice break from city life, but we all went a bit stir-crazy after a few days. The doctor said I need to remain in bed as much as possible, but I'll go stir-crazy if I can't get out of the house at least once a day.

stir crazy

mod. anxious and mentally disturbed from being confined, as in prison. (see also stir.) I was going stir crazy in my little room, so I moved to a bigger place.
See also: crazy, stir
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But we had a bit of down time and it was good to get out for an hour, instead of going stir crazy in the hotel," he added.
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I get a little stir crazy if I don't have something to do so I have continued to work.
We got quite close last season and Jagielka determined not to go stir crazy are even closer this season already.
The other day I got stir crazy, walked into a kebab house and just followed the meat round and round on the spit, trying to take the occasional bite.
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"Richard Pryor has a real comic flair, and in Stir Crazy he plays a kind of cross between the Good Soldier Schweik and the loser-with-an-instinct-for-survival who starred in Seven Beauties."
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The scene is surveyed with amiable irony and a tolerance for different life-choices (Boswell writes well about a strip club in "Stir Crazy," a difficult challenge).
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So I said, 'I need to build structure into this otherwise I'll go stir crazy'.