Nervous Nellie

Meaning of Idiom ‘Nervous Nellie’ Someone who is a nervous Nellie is an excessively nervous, worried, apprehensive, or timid person. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage Nellie is sometimes spelled Nelly. Although Nellie is a female name, this idiom is used to describe both males and females. Examples … Read more

Bite One’s Nails

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bite One’s Nails’ To bite one’s nails is to show signs of nervousness, anxiety, impatience, etc. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,3Brenner, Gail Abel.  Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003. Want to … Read more

Bundle of Nerves, a

Also: A Bag of Nerves Meaning Of Idiom ‘A Bundle of Nerves’ A bundle of nerves is a very anxious, nervous, anxious, tense, fearful or jittery person. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Brenner, Gail Abel.  Webster’s New World American Idioms … Read more

Worried to Death

Also: Worry oneself to death Meaning of Idiom ‘Worried to Death’ To be worried to death means to be extremely worried or anxious.  1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  See worried sick. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “The hurricane … Read more