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get the jitters v.
become very nervous or anxious especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult
[informal] Ex.: She always gets the jitters before going on stage.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
to begin something, to get a process started
If I could just get the ball rolling, then other people would help. Now that we're acquainted, let's get the ball rolling!
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
n.
something easy to get
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
n.
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
n.
app designed to let a person get a transportation service for a fee
Uber, Gettaxi, Taxi apps
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
o.
Right of every person to get any information online without any restriction
[Tech.] Right of information
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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Collins

jitter

  

Informal  
      vb  
1    intr   to be anxious or nervous  
      n  
2    the jitters          nervousness and anxiety  
3      (Electronics)   small rapid variations in the amplitude or timing of a waveform arising from fluctuations in the voltage supply, mechanical vibrations, etc.  
     (C20: of unknown origin)  
  jittery      adj  
  jitteriness      n  
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