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Feel frustrated, helpless, and trapped:‘his job soon had him climbing the walls’
- ‘I was bored so it made sense that Stevie was climbing the walls, even though he'd had a lot longer to get used to being without school or people.’
- ‘Or maybe your job just makes you feel like climbing the walls.’
- ‘‘If you didn't have humour you would be climbing the walls,’ he says.’
- ‘I picture myself losing control, freaking out, climbing the walls, but of course I never do.’
- ‘‘It was a wrench leaving Gilbert at first but I was climbing the walls at home, I was anxious to come back to work,’ said Deirdre.’
- ‘It had been a mess and I was climbing the walls and was a little bit bitter.’
- ‘These are very vulnerable children, they are not climbing the walls or anything like that, but they do need a lot of support.’
- ‘That's a whole lot better than the two weeks I spent at my parents' house, unable to drive and climbing the walls.’
- ‘I sulked for weeks, depressed in my dark room, practically climbing the walls.’
- ‘Kaezik's practically been climbing the walls since the test.’
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