bundle of nerves

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  1. someone who is overcome with worry, fear, or anxiety: He’s an incredible singer but a complete bundle of nerves before a performance.

Origin of bundle of nerves

First recorded in 1935–40

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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]

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