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English definition of “have ants in your pants”

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have ants in your pants

old-fashioned humorous
to not be able to keep still because you are very excited or worried about something
Translations of “have ants in your pants”
in Chinese (Traditional) 焦躁不安, 躍躍欲試…
in Chinese (Simplified) 焦躁不安, 跃跃欲试…
(Definition of have ants in your pants from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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