climb the walls
Show extreme frustration, impatience, or anxiety, as in That long, boring banquet made me want to climb the walls, or If he says that one more time I'll be ready to climb the walls. Although describing a military maneuver dating from ancient times, this slangy phrase has been used figuratively to express strong negative feeling only since about 1970. Also see under drive someone crazy.
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The pilot asked air-traffic control for permission to climb from 32,000 to 38,000 feet to avoid the bad weather.
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Charred beams and blackened walls showed stark and gaunt in the glow of a smoldering mass of wreckage.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Some of the alarm returned, however, when the creature attempted to climb up by his own ladder.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
As his eye became accustomed to the gloom, David Arden saw traces of gilding on the walls.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Walls End Castle, when the party broke up, returned to its normal state.