nervous wreck


: a person who is very worried or nervous about something
Before the wedding the bride's father was a nervous wreck.

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Recent Examples on the Web On the morning of Jan. 20, 2016, Jamie-Lynn Sigler was a nervous wreck. Julie Jordan, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023

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“Nervous wreck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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