One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be full of nervous excitement or agitation.
- ‘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.’
- ‘My students were bouncing off the walls by the time I dismissed them for Christmas break on the 17th of December.’
- ‘I was bouncing off the walls, being very, very energetic.’
- ‘If it weren't so early, you'd be bouncing off the walls, and you know it!’
- ‘‘I'm ecstatic, I haven't stopped talking about it and I'm just bouncing off the walls at the moment,’ said Chris.’
- ‘Davy won his baseball game today and he was bouncing off the walls.’
- ‘Michelle was practically bouncing off the walls when we won.’
- ‘We'd get totally hyper, and be bouncing off the walls.’
- ‘All night the kids were bouncing off the walls, ecstatically excited about visiting the zoo.’
- ‘When I walked in the door, Becky was bouncing off the walls.’
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