twit

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in a twit

upset; frantic. She's all in a twit because she lost her keys. Pete was in a twit and was quite rude to us.
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in a twit

mod. upset; frantic. She’s all in a twit because she lost her keys.
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twit

1. n. a nervous or frantic state. The twit I was in made me seem sort of silly, I’m afraid.
2. n. a stupid person. (Also a term of address.) What a yuppie twit!
References in classic literature ?
They perceived, in short, clearly that the town which had been twitted had turned out to do battle with some other that had jeered it more than was fair or neighbourly.
Wade's everlasting credit, she never twitted Martin with this, although she knew it from Rose's own lips, a month before he heard of it through Bill.
This elevating thought lifted her above her annoyance at being twitted with her ignorance of political economy, that never-explained science which was thrust as an extinguisher over all her lights.
The Irish ranchers twitted me good-naturedly on my exploit, and patted me on the back until I felt that I had done something heroic.
You shouldn't have twitted her about her looks, Rachel.
Cecily had nudged her, so she had probably remembered the Story Girl's threat that she would never tell another story if she was ever twitted with the pudding she had made from sawdust.