In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She was always jumpy around everyone, rarely ever relaxing her guard.
- He was so jumpy at every sound he thought he'd overdose on adrenaline.
- ‘I can't believe you're so jumpy about where I'm coming from and what my angle is,’ I snap.
- He didn't know why he was so jumpy lately, every little thing scared him.
- We were so jumpy, we scooted off to wait outside instead.
- Fear makes people jumpy and apprehensive, and more apt to resort to violence.
- He says that since starting the job he is less jumpy and no longer afraid of the dark.
- My palms were clammy, I was jumpy, and my parents were standing right behind me.
- We stayed in Bali for about six weeks after the bomb and I was very jumpy.
- She was constantly jumpy whenever someone mentioned my mother, and we eventually stopped hanging around each other.
- He was jumpy and apprehensive, and most likely wouldn't have been able to hit anything even surrounding the small oracle if pressed to.
- But I was extra jumpy because my mom was in town visiting me at the time.
- He was more jumpy than I was and he kept checking his watch.
- I couldn't sit still, I was jumpy and anxious especially about meeting Erica.
- Kathleen winced as his temper rose; she was jumpy and nervous now because of his actions but once again surprised at his words.
- I was jumpy, but in a good mood for the first time that week.
- That day, Sebastien had been feeling anxious and jumpy all day long.
- Of course she would be jumpy, especially if she expected him to kill her.
- He was jumpy, impatient; both things Mikey had never been in his life.
- Usually I use it to calm my nerves if I'm jumpy for some reason.
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