a bundle of nerves




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a bundle of nerves

"a bundle of nerves"

a very nervous person

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a bundle of nerves

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did you see Alice waiting for her interview?

Colleague 2:  She was an absolute bundle of nerves. She was so nervous I thought she was going to faint.

Colleague 1:  Well, she is up for a big promotion and this possibility means a great deal to her career.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a bundle of nerves

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was your husband's first time flying?

Friend 2:  He was really agitated and afraid. He was gripping the arms of his seat so hard that his knuckles were turning white. Every time the plane bumped from a little turbulence, he started shaking.

Friend 1:  It is too bad he was such a bundle of nerves. It is not the best way to start a vacation.



a bundle of nerves - Usage:

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a bundle of nerves - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a bundle of nerves.




a bundle of nerves - Examples:

1)  ... and race day arrived and the time had come to run. I was a bundle of nerves and felt sick to my stomach but ...

2)  I knew for two weeks beforehand and I was a bundle of nerves. I was excited but wanted to vomit at the same time.

3)  I was so nervous I was practically shaking. We were both a bundle of nerves meeting at the airport and I kind of threw myself on him to ...

4)  That is until Thursday, filming day, rolled around. I was a bundle of nerves all day! I had another media event earlier in the day and ...

5)  Most people live their entire lives in bondage. They are a bundle of nerves and conditioned responses, which are constantly being triggered by other people and ...

6)  Brophy is a bundle of nerves and excitement. She's made it into the top 10. 

7)  This time of year with all the fireworks has my wee boy dog a bundle of nerves. He hates loud noises at the best of times.

8)  She was a bundle of nerves. Her hands flew as she gesticulated and her shoes squeaked against the ...

9)  ... was happy to speak, although I hadn't anticipated quite how much of a bundle of nerves I'd be. Not just the standing up and speaking ...

10)  ... is a mass of contradictions: she's tough yet she's terrified, a bundle of nerves and passion, of darkness and pure joy.

11)  ... even if we get a two or three goal lead I will be a bundle of nerves expecting a disaster/catastrophe might well happen, just praying on hope that we ...

12)  ... approval when she was introduced on the start line, the Halifax star was a bundle of nerves

13)  ... her stomach is in knots, a bundle of nerves while her head is awash with the permutations of the unthinkable.

14)  ... yet so excited for what we'd agreed to try, I was a bundle of nerves.

15)  You know your stuff, but you're second-guessing yourself and you are a bundle of nerves.

16)  As I'm a bundle of nerves already and am fed up of having tests hanging over my head ...

17)  Having sold out all of our screenings beforehand, I was a bundle of nerves going into our first screening as I had no idea if ...

18)  It's a terrible cliche, but I'm a bundle of nerves every time I go off somewhere new. I worry about slipping and ...

19)  The groom was 'a bundle of nerves' and the father of the bride 'so emotional' he considered ...

20)  However, I am a bundle of nerves, I am due to go into hospital this Friday to have a ...