One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she had been on tenterhooks all night, waiting for Joe to return’
in suspense, waiting with bated breath
anxious, nervous, nervy, apprehensive, worried, worried sick, on edge, edgy, tense, strained, stressed, agitated, in a state of nerves, in a state of agitation, fretful, restless, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, strung out, jumpy, with one's stomach in knots, with one's heart in one's mouth, like a cat on a hot tin roof, fidgety, on pins and needles
informal with butterflies in one's stomach, jittery, twitchy, in a state, uptight, wired, in a stew, in a dither, 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, waiting for the axe to fall
British informal strung up, windy, having kittens, all of a doodah
North American informal spooky, squirrelly, in a twit
NZ Australian informal toey
British vulgar slang shitting bricks, bricking oneself
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