get your knickers in a twist


get your knickers in a twist
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

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get your knickers in a twist
Brit informal : to become upset about something that is not very important

Don't get your knickers in a twist: I'll be ready in a minute!

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Main Entry:knickers
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get your knickers in a twist — see knickers
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Main Entry:twist

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get your ˈknickers in a twist idiom
(BrE, slang) to become angry, confused or upset
Main entry:knickersidiom

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  • 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 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


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