get one's knickers in a twist

Definition of get one's knickers in a twist

British, informal
:to become upset about something that is not very important
  • Don't get your knickers in a twist: I'll be ready in a minute!

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

knickers play
  1. : loose-fitting short pants gathered at the knee

  2. : underpants

twist play
  1. : to unite by winding

  2. : to make by twisting strands together

  3. : to mingle by interlacing

  1. : an act of twisting : the state of being twisted

  2. : a dance performed with strenuous gyrations especially of the hips

  3. : the spin given the ball in any of various games


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