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beside oneself

Definition of beside oneself in English:

Overcome with worry or anger; distraught: she was beside herself with anguish
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  • Their friends and family are beside themselves with worry and grief, and not having any power to do anything to ease the situation is incredibly frustrating.
  • Of course, as you can imagine, all the neighbouring nursery owners (this is a big area for horticulture) were beside themselves with worry.
  • Parents were beginning to arrive here at the gates, absolutely horrified, beside themselves with worry.
distraught, overcome, out of one's mind, frantic, desperate, distracted, at one's wits' end, frenzied, wound up, worked up;
hysterical, unhinged, mad, crazed
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