Translation of collywobbles in Spanish:

collywobbles

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːliˌwɑːbəlz; ˈkɒliˌwɒblz/

n pl

  • (nerves) [colloquial/familiar] to have the collywobbles estar* nerviosísimo, tener* canguelo (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], tener* culillo (Colombia, Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar], tener* ñáñaras (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]
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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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