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The police might tell her she had been seized with a plain case of jitters.

Ive had the jitters ever since those fellows got away again.

But all this didn't justify a case of jitters in the "basket room."

A stiff jolt of elderberry wine drove off the jitters and reasoning returned.

The whole earth had the jitters because of the apparently inevitable trial of strength between its two most gigantic powers.

“Fellows, just because we found a cash box is no reason for working up a high-grade case of the jitters,” the Cub leader said.

Finding that box of money and having it in our possession, has given us all a case of the jitters.

And Freddy Farmer's lie had touched off the jitters a little bit, anyway.

And when your enemy starts getting the jitters, there's no telling what can happen.

“Jitters is a picture now,” Peggy remarked on coming out to the car.

WORD ORIGIN

"extreme nervousness," 1925, American English, perhaps an alteration of dialectal chitter "tremble, shiver," from Middle English chittern "to twitter, chatter."

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