Definition of be bouncing off the walls in US English:

be bouncing off the walls

phrase

North American
informal
  • Be full of nervous excitement or agitation.

    • ‘All night the kids were bouncing off the walls, ecstatically excited about visiting the zoo.’
    • ‘Michelle was practically bouncing off the walls when we won.’
    • ‘Some days she is bouncing off the walls because she took too many pills; the next all she can do is complain because she took too few.’
    • ‘‘I'm ecstatic, I haven't stopped talking about it and I'm just bouncing off the walls at the moment,’ said Chris.’
    • ‘When I walked in the door, Becky was bouncing off the walls.’
    • ‘My students were bouncing off the walls by the time I dismissed them for Christmas break on the 17th of December.’
    • ‘If it weren't so early, you'd be bouncing off the walls, and you know it!’
    • ‘I was bouncing off the walls, being very, very energetic.’
    • ‘Davy won his baseball game today and he was bouncing off the walls.’
    • ‘We'd get totally hyper, and be bouncing off the walls.’