And you start to feel jittery, self-conscious, paranoid, and fractious.
Starting with the House, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was largely successful in keeping his fractious caucus largely in check.
In the American system, unlike parliamentary ones, opposition parties lack centralized leadership, and thus tend to be fractious.
But the fractious, abrasive woman with a passion for animals was never a favorite of Mrs. Gandhi's.
"Even the most fractious backbench [Member of Parliament] would balk at rebelling on it," the article notes.
No fractious operants ever turned out for half the tyranny, which this necessity exercised upon us.
I'll break you to pieces, James H., if you are fractious; and I've got the weapons to do it with.
Who would have thought that such an inexorable nurse as Miss Lambert should prove such a fractious invalid?'
Correy mooned around the Arpan sub-base like a fractious child.
"Let me run up and see," says Jim, his heart going out to the fractious old man in a sympathy of suffering.