For the first time I understood the phrase, to be 'all balled up.'
They got all balled up, just as their intellectual betters do when they tackle theology.
"They got it all balled up the night I seen it," says Bishop.
Don't you like it when they all get balled up and get out that way?
I got kind of balled up for one minute and thought it was you.
The fellows would get balled up unless they had a good hours drill first.
He could clean this walk before folks get all balled up walking on it.
The Great Republic lengthened her skirts last year, balled up her hair, and entered the world's society.
Part of the time I sniveled and part of the time Allie sniveled, and once or twice we were all three all balled up in our throats.
He was in the way out here and balled up everything that I gave him to do.