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a bag (or bundle) of nerves

Definition of a bag or bundle of nerves in English:

informal Someone who is extremely anxious or tense: when her relationship started getting serious, she became a bag of nerves
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  • I think it's odd how a succession of good, competent defenders have turned into bags of nerves who make mistakes within a month of playing next to Bramble.
  • The character on bass, who I believe is Eric Melvin from NOFX, makes a fine MC, nicely managing the exits and entrances of various drunkards, narcissists, and bags of nerves.
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