be beside (oneself)

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be beside (oneself)

To be very emotional, especially shocked or distraught. I was beside myself when I found out I'd been rejected from my first-choice school. Honestly, we've all been beside ourselves since the funeral.
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So when I heard the news in November that four members of CPT in Iraq had been kidnapped, I was beside myself.
I was beside myself because the Van Nuys business made much more money than the Northridge store.