- get your knickers in a twist
- get (your) knickers in a twist
British & Australian, informal, Australian, informal
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important.
Now, before you get your knickers in a twist, let me explain the situation.
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get your knickers in a twist — informal phrase to get angry, annoyed, or upset Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym Main entry: knickers * * * get your knickers in a twist Brit informal : to become upset about something that is not very important … Useful english dictionary
get your knickers in a twist — informal to get angry, annoyed, or upset … English dictionary
get knickers in a twist — get (your) knickers in a twist British & Australian, informal, Australian, informal to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important. Now, before you get your knickers in a twist, let me explain the situation … New idioms dictionary
knickers in a twist — If you get your knickers in a twist, you are angry, nervous or upset faced with a difficult situation. Don t get your knickers in a twist! Everything is under control … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
twist — 1 verb 1 BEND (T) to bend and turn something several times, especially in order to make something or to tie it to something: twist sth into/around etc: She twisted the wire into the shape of a star. 2 MOVE (I) to turn a part of your body around… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
twist — twist1 S3 [twıst] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(bend)¦ 3¦(wind)¦ 4¦(turn)¦ 5¦(road/river)¦ 6¦(words)¦ 7 twist your ankle/wrist/knee 8 twist and turn 9 twist somebody s arm ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; … Dictionary of contemporary English
twist — [[t]twɪ̱st[/t]] ♦♦♦ twists, twisting, twisted 1) VERB If you twist something, you turn it to make a spiral shape, for example by turning the two ends of it in opposite directions. [V n] Her hands began to twist the handles of the bag she carried … English dictionary
Knickers — In the United Kingdom, Ireland and some Commonwealth nations, knickers is a word for women s undergarments. George Cruikshank, whose illustrations are classic icons for Charles Dickens works, also did the illustrations for Washington Irving s… … Wikipedia
knickers — /nik euhrz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. Also, knickerbockers /nik euhr bok euhrz/. loose fitting short trousers gathered in at the knees. 2. Chiefly Brit. a. a bloomerslike undergarment worn by women. b. panties. 3. Brit. Informal. a woman s or… … Universalium
knickers — noun (plural) BrE informal 1 a piece of women s underwear worn between your waist and the top of your legs; panties: a pair of frilly knickers 2 AmE knickerbockers 3 get your knickers in a twist BrE spoken to get upset … Longman dictionary of contemporary English