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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.
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Translations of “be climbing the walls”
in Chinese (Simplified) 感觉极为不快, 极度忧虑…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感覺極為不快, 極度憂慮…
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