get knickers in a twist


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. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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

  • get one's knickers in a twist Brit. — get one s knickers in a twist Brit. informal become upset or angry. → knickers …   English new terms dictionary

  • get one's knickers in a twist — ► get one s knickers in a twist Brit. informal become upset or angry. Main Entry: ↑knickers …   English terms dictionary

  • get one's knickers in a twist — (informal) To become harassed, anxious or agitated • • • Main Entry: ↑knickers * * * Brit., informal become upset or angry …   Useful english 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

  • get one's knickers in a twist — idi brit. get one s knickers in a twist, Brit. Slang. to get flustered or agitated …   From formal English to slang

  • get one's knickers in a twist — Vrb phrs. To become upset or bothered. Often used in the negative sense of don t get one s knickers in a twist. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • get one's knickers in a twist — vb British to become agitated, flustered or over excited. This picturesque vulgarism originated in the late 1950s with a purely sexual sense. Now widely used, it is generally heard in the negative form, exhorting someone to calm down. See also… …   Contemporary slang

  • get your knickers in a twist — informal to get angry, annoyed, or upset …   English dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.