English idioms relating to
ANXIETY - FEAR - NERVOUSNESS
Afraid of one's own shadow
A person who is afraid of their own shadow is very nervous
or easily frightened.
"I've never seen anyone so easily scared - she's afraid of her
Bundle of nerves
If you describe somebody as a bundle of nerves, you mean that
they are very nervous, tense or worried.
"My son is doing his driving test today. Needless to say he's a bundle
Have butterflies in your stomach
If you have butterflies in your stomach, you are feeling very nervous.
"At the beginning of an exam, I always have butterflies in my stomach."
Like a cat on hot bricks
A person who is like a cat on hot bricks is very nervous or restless.
"The week before the results were published, she was like a cat on
On the edge of one's seat
Someone who is on the edge of their seat is very interested in
something and finds it both extremely exciting and nerve-wracking.
"Look at Bob! He's on the edge of his seat watching that rugby match."