a bundle of nerves (informal) edgy, jittery (informal) keyed up, nervous, on edge, on tenterhooks, tense, twitchy (informal) under a strain, uptight (informal) wired (slang)
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strung Strung is the past tense and past participle of string.
highly strung , highly-strung
in AM, use high-strung If someone is highly strung, they are very nervous and easily upset. adj
1 adj If things are strung out somewhere, they are spread out in a line.
usu v-link ADJ, usu ADJ prep
Buildings were strung out on the north side of the river.
2 adj If someone is strung outon drugs, they are heavily affected by drugs.
INFORMAL v-link ADJ, usu ADJ on n
He was permanently strung out on heroin.
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