No wonder that medical scare left us with a case of the jitters.
Tohn remembers the scene in the waiting room, where jitters had everyone bouncing off the walls.
After 10 minutes or so, I feel like I drank a small cup of coffee—minus the jitters.
It is a very British take on the mishaps, family drama, and last minute jitters of a bride on the day of her wedding.
It was a case of the jitters, a nation primed to jump at the word “Boo!”
And Freddy Farmer's lie had touched off the jitters a little bit, anyway.
The police might tell her she had been seized with a plain case of jitters.
“Fellows, just because we found a cash box is no reason for working up a high-grade case of the jitters,” the Cub leader said.
The whole earth had the jitters because of the apparently inevitable trial of strength between its two most gigantic powers.
Ive had the jitters ever since those fellows got away again.
"extreme nervousness," 1925, American English, perhaps an alteration of dialectal chitter "tremble, shiver," from Middle English chittern "to twitter, chatter."