under stress

idiom

: dealing with something that causes worry or anxiety
I'm sorry for being grumpy. I've been under a lot of stress at work lately.

Examples of under stress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some fruits can lack freshness and become less sweet or tarty under stress. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 When under stress, the fat cells break down, releasing a blitz of cannabinoids into the bloodstream. Molly Sullivan, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 However, neurologists say blanking on the names of acquaintances or having difficulty remembering dates from the past, especially when under stress, can simply be part of normal aging. Ghael Fobes, NBC News, 10 Feb. 2024 In just the last month, however, their Portuguese Bend home has started shifting under stress from intensifying land movement: Cracks have snaked up their walls, cupboards can no longer close, doorways have split at the seams and brick pavers are separating. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2024 The responses were that each generative AI app indicated yes, the passage suggested that the person is under stress. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Io is constantly under stress, influenced not only by the gravitational pull of Jupiter, but also by its moons Europa and Ganymede. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Feb. 2024 That vintage of Montana was coached by Bill Walsh to utilize a system which needed a quarterback who could think clearly under stress and distribute the ball to different offensive weapons. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 7 Feb. 2024 Here are some key emotional tools to thrive under stress. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024

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“Under stress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20stress. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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