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Definition of a give (one) the fidgets

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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Other terms relating to 'give':

Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.
Definitions include: acronym for "don't give a fuck."
Definitions include: acronym for "do I look like I give a shit."
Definitions include: to give up or to show weakness.
Definitions include: to care.
Definitions include: to give bad advice.
Definitions include: to care.
Definitions include: to care.
Definitions include: "give a fuck".
Definitions include: to care.
Definitions include: to care.
Definitions include: to care.
Definitions include: to applaud.
Definitions include: to beat up.
Definitions include: to care a tiny amount, always used in the negative

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: Someone being butthurt over having something, they do to others regularly, done to the them
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.

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