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worry beads

noun, (used with a plural verb)
a string of beads manipulated to relieve worry and tension.
Origin of worry beads
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for worry beads

worry beads

plural noun
a string of beads that when fingered or played with supposedly relieves nervous tension
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