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"jitters" in British English

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(Definition of jitters from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jittersplural noun

 us   /ˈdʒɪt̬·ərz/
a ​feeling of being ​nervous that you ​experience before something ​importanthappens: I always get the jitters the ​morning before an ​exam.
jittery
adjective  us   /ˈdʒɪt̬·ə·ri/
Gwen always ​felt jittery when she got up on ​stage.
(Definition of jitters from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jitters" in Business English

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jittersnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈdʒɪtəz/ informal
feelings of nervousness or fear: Tougher ​creditconditions have caused jitters in the ​financialmarkets.
(Definition of jitters from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jitters”
in Chinese (Simplified) (极度的)紧张不安, 恐慌…
in Turkish sinir, asabiyet…
in Russian беспокойство, нервная дрожь…
in Chinese (Traditional) (極度的)緊張不安, 恐慌…
in Polish trema, drżenie…
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