all wound up

all wound up


Very tense or nervous; jittery.


A: “Why is Don pacing?” B: “I think he’s all wound up because he’s next to get a performance review.”

Ugh, I hate having to talk to the boss about my pay. That happened hours ago, and I still feel all wound up!



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘all wound up’ mean?

The idiom all wound up means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘all wound up’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘all wound up’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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