strung up


British, informal
: very nervous, excited, or worried
Don't get so strung up about everything.

Examples of strung up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In front of dozens of onlookers, they are strung up to a tree and a fire stoked beneath them. Helen Regan, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Its coastal areas and cayes offer white-sand beaches that promise lazy days at beach bars and hammocks strung up between swaying palms. Kathleen Peddicord, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Elk Grove 3316 Lake Terrace Drive: More than 120,000 lights are strung up at this house and its synced to music. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 His was the only home that had Christmas lights strung up. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2023 Some hire outside help to get the lights strung up on the tall trees in their yards and in the community. Sandhya Kambhampati, Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2023 This year, the Gays strung up 720,420 lights around the pond in front of their home, about 17,000 more bulbs than their 2022 tally. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 Lippold strung up the dense web himself, meticulously affixing wires to eyebolts anchored in the ceiling of the concert hall’s glass atrium. Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Caution tape was strung up along the edge of the sand at the tony second-home community's picturesque Main Beach, where waves already were roiling Friday afternoon, News12 Long Island video showed. David Sharp, ajc, 16 Sep. 2023

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“Strung up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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