a bag/bundle of nerves

noun phrase

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

Examples of a bag/bundle of nerves in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His persona gleams with sheen and shine, but he is often tightly coiled, a bundle of nerves underneath glistening skin. Danielle Amir Jackson Malike Sidibe, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 Baumgartner is actually a bundle of nerves before attacking the course. Jeff Vorva, Chicago Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022 Your spine protects your spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that transmit messages between your brain and pretty much every part of your body. Demetria Wambia, SELF, 17 Feb. 2022 Johnson had surgery to remove a new tumor from her neck in January, but doctors couldn’t get it all — it was wrapped around her jugular vein and a bundle of nerves. NBC News, 3 Mar. 2021 Even with the bountiful planning, Covid had turned him into a bundle of nerves. Sandra Upson, Wired, 18 Jan. 2021 The condition is related to the olfactory bulb, a bundle of nerves in the brain that process smell. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, 11 Jan. 2021 The sciatic nerve is a very large, thick nerve that comes out of a bundle of nerves in the lower back and goes all the way down the leg. Kelly O'Mara, Outside Online, 16 Apr. 2014 That would be a bundle of nerves called the sinoatrial node. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010

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“A bag/bundle of nerves.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20bag%2Fbundle%20of%20nerves. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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