a bag/bundle of nerves

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a bag/bundle of nerves

informal
: an extremely nervous person
  • He was a bundle of nerves before his speech.

Word by Word Definitions

bag play
  1. : a usually flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something: such as

  2. : purse

  3. : a bag for game

  1. : to swell out : bulge

  2. : to hang loosely

  3. : to cause to swell

bundle play
  1. : a group of things fastened together for convenient handling

  2. : package, parcel

  3. : a considerable number : lot

  1. : to make into a bundle

  2. : to hustle or hurry unceremoniously

  3. : to include (a product or service) with a related product for sale at a single price

nerve play nerves
  1. : sinew, tendon

  2. : any of the filamentous bands of nervous tissue that connect parts of the nervous system with the other organs, conduct nerve impulses, and are made up of axons and dendrites together with protective and supportive structures

  3. : power of endurance or control : fortitude, strength

  1. : to give strength or courage to : supply with physical or moral force


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