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提心吊胆

tí xīn diào dǎn

Literal Meaning 字面意思

Elevate the heart, hang the gallbladder

Definition 定义

To be very nervous and anxious; in a state of heightened anxiety

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Bundle of nerves; on tenterhooks; have the jitters; walking on eggshells; the heebie-jeebies; have butterflies in your stomach; like a cat on a hot tin roof

Example 例句

珍不小心用足球把校长室的窗户踢破了,所以她每天提心吊胆,担心有人发现她是罪魁祸首。 Jane accidentally kicked the soccer ball and shattered the principal's office window, so she spent the whole week worrying that someone would find out she's the culprit.

Similar 相似词

心惊胆跳、担惊受怕、悬心吊胆

Opposite 相反词

谈笑自若、处之泰然、高枕无忧
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