Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
French, literally 'crisis of nerves'.
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