A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
extreme anxiety or nervousness, the heebie-jeebies; also called habdabs , [screaming abdabs or habdabs]
She got the abdabs about speaking to the editor.
WWII meaning 'a tall tale'; 1950+ current meaning
Anxiety or nervous tension: Starting any new project gives her the abdabs (1945+)