climb\ the\ wall

v. phr. slang informal
1. To react to a challenging situation with too great an emotional response, frustration, tension, and anxiety.

By the time I got the letter that I was hired, I was ready to climb the wall.

2. To be so disinterested or bored as to be most anxious to get away at any cost.

If the chairman doesn't stop talking, I'll climb the wall.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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