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English definition of “be climbing the walls”

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be climbing the walls

to suffer unpleasant feelings, such as worry, in an extreme way: to be climbing the walls with boredom/anger/frustration When Joely went missing, we were practically climbing the walls.
Translations of “be climbing the walls”
in Chinese (Traditional) 感覺極為不快, 極度憂慮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感觉极为不快, 极度忧虑…
(Definition of be climbing the walls from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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