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12 Everyday Conversational Expressions Stress, Anxiety, Excitement p.1

 

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* 12 Stress, Anxiety, Excitement (p.1 of 9)

 

12.1 When you are stressed out

 

Im very anxious. Listen A I feel anxiety, apprehension, uncertainty <My test is scheduled for tomorrow. Im very anxious.>

Im falling apart at the seams. Listen A I am breaking down mentally. <I can lose my job. It is so stressful. Im falling apart at the seams.>

I feel like Im falling apart at the seams. Listen <Im working too much. I feel like Im falling apart at the seams.>

Im on pins and needles. Listen A I am in the state of nervous anticipation. <Im waiting for my pregnancy test result. Im on pins and needles.>

Im sitting on pins and needles. Listen <Im about to receive an acceptance letter from college. Im sitting on pins and needles.>

Im losing my mind. Listen A I am becoming crazy. <I feel like my life is stuck in a rut. Im losing my mind.>

I feel like Im losing my mind. Listen <This work is killing me. I feel like Im losing my mind.>

Im losing my marbles. Listen A I am losing my mind. <This hectic workplace made me insane. Im losing my marbles.>

Im a bundle of nerves. Listen A I am a nervous person. <I received a word about my job interview. Now, I am a bundle of nerves.>

Everyone is getting on my nerves. Listen A Everybody is annoying me. <I dont sleep or eat well anymore. Everyone is getting on my nerves.>

Am I crazy? Listen A Am I insane? <Everything is getting on my nerves. Am I crazy?>

Im going crazy. Listen <I cant use subway. A crowd and narrow space frighten me. Im going crazy.>

I think Im crazy. Listen <My co-workers say Im eccentric and out of balance. I think Im crazy.>

Im going nuts. Listen A I am going crazy. <I believe Ive spent too much time with my cousin. Im going nuts.>

Im starting to feel like a nut. Listen <I have to get out of this office. Im starting to feel like a nut.>

Im freaking out. Listen A I am becoming emotional and losing control. <The bosss constant anger is driving me crazy. Im freaking out.>

I cant take it anymore. Listen <The telephone hasnt stopped ringing all morning. I cant take it anymore.>

I cant take another problem. Listen <The company Im working for may close down. I cant take another problem.>

I just cant deal with this anymore. Listen <Dont they have too many commercials on television? I just cant deal with this anymore.>

Ive got butterflies in my stomach. Listen A Ive got a nervous feeling. <My dental appointment is tomorrow. Ive got butterflies in my stomach since I recalled about it.>

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12.2 When you are depressed

 

Im depressed. Listen A I am low in spirits. <I was defeated in a contest. Im depressed.>

Im feeling low. Listen <This movie put me in a bad mood. Im feeling low.>

Im feeling down. Listen <My girlfriend is leaving me. Im feeling down.>

Im feeling a little blue. Listen <Im lonely in a strange town. Im feeling a little blue.>

Im feeling mentally under the weather. Listen <Im constantly having conflicts at work. Im feeling mentally under the weather.>

Im in the doldrums. Listen <My financial situation is not improving. Im in the doldrums.>

Im down in the dumps. Listen <Ive lost my job. Im down in the dumps.>

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12.3 When a situation is tough

 

Its hell on Earth. Listen A This situation is really bad. <War is awful. Its hell on Earth.>

Its a living hell. Listen <Her marriage is a disaster. Its a living hell.>

You dont know the half of it. Listen A The situation is worse than you might think. <I heard the situation in the disaster zone is pretty bad. You dont know the half of it. Its a catastrophe.>

Thatll be the death of me. Listen A The situation will ruin me. <Both my children are unemployed now, and Ive got to take care of them. Thatll be the death of me.>

I feel like a fish out of water. Listen <I can hardly work in the new company. People are so strange there. I feel like a fish out of water.>

I am in the wrong place at the wrong time. Listen <Our company is in trouble. Im in the wrong place at the wrong time.>

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12.4 When you are pushed to the limit of your patience

 

This is more than I can take. Listen A This is more than I can tolerate. <The comedy we are watching is just silly. This is more than I can take.>

This is more than I can possibly take. Listen <My sister has got a temporary job. She is babysitting a tiger. This is more than I can possibly take.>

This is more than I can stand. Listen <Ive had enough of your whining. This is more than I can stand.>

This is more than I can bear. Listen <I cant watch television any more. It is so repetitive. This is more than I can bear.>

Its too much. Listen A It is more than I can bear. <I dont like this movie at all. Its too much.>

Its way too much. Listen <The media is misleading the public with their interpretation of the story. Its way too much.>

Youre too much. Listen A You are too big of a problem. <I cant stand your pranks. Youre too much.>

Its over the top. Listen A It exceeds the limit of normality. <You cant blame me for everything. Its over the top.>

Ive had enough of it. Listen A I have had too much of this situation. <I cant Listen to your yelling any more. Stop it. Ive had enough of it.>

Ive had enough. Listen <I cant live with you. Ive had enough. Im leaving.>

Ive had it. Listen <Youre never happy with my work. Ive had it. I quit.>

Ive had it up to here. Listen <I cant stay in your house for another minute. Ive had it up to here.>

Thats it. Listen A Thats the end of my patience. <Every word of yours is a blatant lie. Thats it. Im gone.>

That does it. Listen A That brings my patience to the end. <Ive received another nasty letter from the credit card company. That does it. Im cancelling my account with them.>

That’s the last straw.   Listen   AThat’s the last straw that breaks my patience.”   <“I can’t stand your antics. That’s the last straw. I’m out of here.”>

I’m fed up with this.   Listen   <“Did you flirt with my sister in front of me? I’m fed up with this. I’m leaving.”>

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