climbing the walls

idiom

Definition of climbing the walls

informal
: feeling very anxious or frustrated because one has a lot of energy but is unable to do something he or she wants to do Being stuck at home all weekend had me climbing the walls.

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“Climbing the walls.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/climbing%20the%20walls. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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