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. Usage Although … 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. Examples Of Use “The hurricane is about to make landfall. Do you think everyone got out okay?” … Read more