bundle of nerves

bundle of nerves

noun
a person who is extremely nervous.

Origin:
1935–40

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  1. n.
    a very nervous person. : I'm just a bundle of nerves. I wish this were over.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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bundle of nerves

Extremely jittery, tense, or fearful person, as in For months after the accident, Aunt Jane was a bundle of nerves. [1930s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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