One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Harriet isn't the nervy type’
nervous, anxious, tense, on edge, edgy, strained, stressed, agitated, apprehensive, in a state of nerves, in a state of agitation, uneasy, restless, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, strung out, jumpy, on tenterhooks, with one's stomach in knots, fidgety, fearful, frightened, scared, with one's heart in one's mouth, like a cat on a hot tin roof, quaking, trembling, shaking, shaking in one's shoes, shaky, on pins and needles, in a cold sweat, fevered, febrile
excitable, neurotic, highly strung
informal in a state, uptight, wired, in a stew, all of a dither, in a sweat, in a flap, in a tizz, in a tizzy, all of a lather, het up, in a twitter
informal strung up, stressy, windy, having kittens, all of a doodah, like a cat on hot bricks
North American informal spooky, squirrelly, in a twit
NZ Australian informal toey
vulgar slang shitting bricks, bricking oneself
calm, relaxed, laid-back, easy-going
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