Anxious

cool your jets

Meaning: to calm down and stop being so anxious or elated.

Example: Even though she wronged you, just cool your jets, and you will be fine. Read on

nail biter

Meaning: a situation like a close contest, which induces anxiety or tension.

Example: Friday's nail-biter of a win over the Houston Texans was an excruciating contest. Read on

like a cat on a hot tin roof

Meaning: in a state of agitation.

Example: The coach acted like a cat on a hot tin roof throughout the game. Read on

screw up

Meaning: slang depicting that a mistake was made

Example: I really screwed up this time. My wife will never forgive me for forgetting her birthday. Read on

butterflies in stomach

Meaning: to feel very nervous and restless

Example: He had butterflies in his stomach as he walked out onto the stage for his dance performance. Read on

ants in pants

Meaning: be extremely restless

Example: The young students just can't sit still; they must have ants in their pants. Read on

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play it by ear

Meaning: improvise; act without preparation.

Example: Rather than adopting a new academic strategy, the principal decided to play it by ear. Read on

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