Definition of get one's knickers in a twist in US English:

get one's knickers in a twist

phrase

British
informal
  • Become upset or angry.

    • ‘The Tories have really got their knickers in a twist over this.’
    • ‘Masts can be disguised or even concealed completely so there is nothing unsightly for members of the local planning committee or Civic Society to get their knickers in a twist about.’
    • ‘Before you get your knickers in a twist this is not my opinion.’
    • ‘So for heaven's sake, let's not get our knickers in a twist about it.’
    • ‘Ok, now don't get your knickers in a twist, I know it's a good game, but it seems to me that a lot of people say a lot of stupid things when they're talking about the Super Bowl.’
    • ‘She's got her knickers in a twist about something.’
    • ‘The reason I got my knickers in a twist over this story is that these guys are cheerfully ploughing ahead with a programme based on severely flawed technology.’
    • ‘But the former first lady didn't get her knickers in a twist.’
    • ‘It's been accused of rampant misogyny but the men are so pitiful and the show so unfunny that I won't be getting my knickers in a twist about the sexism.’
    • ‘Why is the Department of Health getting its knickers in a twist about STIs?’