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collywobbles

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːliˌwɑːbəlz; ˈkɒliˌwɒblz/

Translation of collywobbles in Spanish:

plural noun/nombre plural

  • (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]
    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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