wrought up


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(all) wrought up

In a state of mental or emotional agitation; worked up. ("Wrought" is an archaic past tense and past participle of "work.") There's no point getting all wrought up over such a trivial issue. He was so wrought up at the time that I thought it best to leave him undisturbed.
See also: up, wrought
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*wrought up

disturbed or excited. (Wrought is an old past tense and past participle meaning "worker." *Typically: be ~; get ~.) She is so wrought up, she can't think. I am sorry you are so wrought up.
See also: up, wrought
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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