nervous as a cat

nervous as a cat
((as) nervous as a cat)
≈ очень нервный

I was as nervous as a cat when I smashed the lock and got into what was obviously their living room. (W. S. Maugham, ‘The Hour before the Dawn’, ch. II) — Я очень нервничал, когда сломал замок и проник в помещение, которое явно было их жилой комнатой.


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