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)
The idiom ‘all wound up’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘all wound up’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.