Entry from British & World English dictionary
plural nounBritish informal
Nervous anxiety or irritation: that idea gives most lawyers the screaming abdabs
More example sentences
- As long as they continue to keep out of my kitchen cupboards and bed I won't have the screaming abdabs.
- These are the nightmare scenarios that have caused me to wake with the screaming abdabs over the past month.
- He goes into prison (the cameraman had the abdabs) to interview the much feared mogul, who is polite and tells him nothing.
1940s: of unknown origin.
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