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collywobbles
American English: /ˈkɑliˌwɑb(ə)lz/
British English: /ˈkɒlɪwɒb(ə)lz/

plural noun

  • (nerves) [colloquial]to have the collywobbles
    estar nerviosísimo
    tener canguelo (Spain) [colloquial]
    tener culillo (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    tener ñáñaras (Mexico) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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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