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give the fidgets


  • a sense of unease or of dread and the need to either get away or have whoever/whatever is causing "the fidgets" to go away. This feeling is based (sometimes) on some past experience with person or place but not always.
    When I hear people talk about their missionary work, I get the fidgets.
    I imagine it has some relation to the fight or flight reflex; or what Gavin De Becker, who deals with personal security issues for celebrities and corporations, believes woman need to pay more attention to - "the gift of fear". I have no idea what the origin of the term is. I heard a man use it when I was a kid and it just stuck.

    Last edited on May 31 2017. Submitted by changshafu on May 30 2017.

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