get/have the wind up

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Definition of get/have the wind up

British, informal
: to become/be afraid or nervous When they started questioning him, he got the wind up.

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“Get/have the wind up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Fhave%20the%20wind%20up. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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