plural nouninformal, chiefly humorous
1.1Intense anxiety or nervousness, especially with stomach queasiness: such organizations give him the collywobbles
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- Tracking the progress of the Merced-Itanium will cause many an attack of the collywobbles for commentators.
- Throwing himself into one of the office's numerous squashy chairs, Irvine admits to a last - minute attack of the collywobbles.
- In spite of Littbarski's collywobbles there was no doubt that the Germans had the stomach for the task.
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