Definition of crise de nerfs in English:

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crise de nerfs

Pronunciation: /ˌkriːz də ˈnɛː(f)/
/kʀiz də nɛʀf/

noun (plural crises de nerfs pronounced same)

dated
An attack of anxiety: I had a crise de nerfs before the first performance
More example sentences
  • Any minor setback sets off a crise de nerfs, a fit of the vapours turning any mishap into a crisis.
  • Is Edward Rochester a man to whom we entrust Jane Eyre with confidence, should she suffer a crise de nerfs later in life?
  • She would have a crise de nerfs did she think Brian were in danger.

Origin

French, literally 'crisis of nerves'.

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