One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was tired and jumpy’
nervous, on edge, edgy, tense, anxious, ill at ease, unrelaxed, in a state of nerves, in a state of agitation, fretful, uneasy, restless, fidgety, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, strung out, on tenterhooks, on pins and needles, with one's stomach in knots, worried, apprehensive, strained
shaky, shaking, trembling, quivering
with butterflies in one's stomach, a bundle of nerves, jittery, like a cat on a hot tin roof, twitchy, in a state, in a stew, uptight, wired, het up, all of a dither, all of a doodah, all of a lather, in a tizz, in a tizzy, stressed out, white-knuckled
British strung up, stressy, windy, like a cat on hot bricks
North American spooky, squirrelly, antsy
NZ Australian toey
2‘jumpy black-and-white footage’
lurching, bumpy, jarring
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