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1Be nervous or tense:‘I often felt strung out by daily stresses’
tense, nervous, on edge, edgy, overwrought, jumpy, keyed up, worked up, agitated, restiveView synonyms
- ‘Surely with all their calm, reflective, sober hours, they'd be way less strung out?’
- ‘There have been many frustrating aspects of having to do this job in order to pay for my PhD, but this must be one of the worst - it leaves you strung out.’
- ‘Lizzie is the epitome of a Type-A personality - ambitious, motivated, uptight, and strung out.’
- ‘I'm feeling permanently exhausted and strung out.’
- ‘Factor in his appointment with the neurologist at the hospital this morning and it's no wonder that last night found me more than a little strung out and unable to sleep.’
- ‘She said Murdoch had been away for a week, and when he came to see her on his return, he looked strung out.’
- ‘Of this ‘boyfriend’ group, there is a sub-group that is doubly nervous and strung out!’
- ‘And judging by the way I was so strung out when I got here that anything could start tears, a bit more space would be ‘useful’.’
- ‘He's professional, he's smooth, he's never late, he's not strung out, his appearance is immaculate.’
- ‘This week Monkey Boy and Andrew G Spot are almost entirely unremarkable in appearance, except that Monkey Boy seems to be having difficulties blinking and looks really strung out.’
- 1.1North American Be under the influence of alcohol or drugs:‘he died, strung out on booze’
- ‘How many kids have they left behind, dead and strung out, him and his brother?’
- ‘Some girls were so strung out on drugs they didn't know what they were doing.’
- ‘I am still rather hungover and strung out from last night.’
- ‘You do things for money when you're strung out that you regret, you know.’
- ‘A glorious blast of atonal thrum somehow makes being strung out seem seedily glamorous.’
- ‘Come Sunday night, I'm usually strung out, always broke and dreading five more days of forced labour.’
- ‘You know what I mean - they're strung out, they have a mental illness, they have some kind of obvious disability, or whatever.’
- ‘The only dignified explanation is that maybe he was completely strung out and just sat in the corner dribbling while somebody else made the film.’
- ‘I was homeless, eating out of garbage cans, strung out and whatever, but I wouldn't change anything for the world.’
- ‘My brother got out of the army in Germany and came back strung out on opiates, and that's when it began for me.’
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