to get one's knickers in a twist


to get one's knickers in a twist
«Перекрутить трусики», т. е. нервничать, волноваться. Выражение употреблялось в 1950-х гг. и означало сексуальное возбуждение женщины. Сейчас оно обычно адресуется женщине, чтобы успокоить её.

There's no need to get your knickers in a twist just because you can't find your gloves. — Не нужно устраивать истерику только потому, что ты не можешь найти свои перчатки.

Недавно придумана мужская версия — to get one's Y-fronts in a W, которая определяет состояние возбуждённого мужчины.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • get one's knickers in a twist Brit. — get one s knickers in a twist Brit. informal become upset or angry. → knickers …   English new terms dictionary

  • get one's knickers in a twist — ► get one s knickers in a twist Brit. informal become upset or angry. Main Entry: ↑knickers …   English terms dictionary

  • get one's knickers in a twist — (informal) To become harassed, anxious or agitated • • • Main Entry: ↑knickers * * * Brit., informal become upset or angry …   Useful english dictionary

  • get one's knickers in a twist — idi brit. get one s knickers in a twist, Brit. Slang. to get flustered or agitated …   From formal English to slang

  • get one's knickers in a twist — Vrb phrs. To become upset or bothered. Often used in the negative sense of don t get one s knickers in a twist. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • get one's knickers in a twist — vb British to become agitated, flustered or over excited. This picturesque vulgarism originated in the late 1950s with a purely sexual sense. Now widely used, it is generally heard in the negative form, exhorting someone to calm down. See also… …   Contemporary slang

  • get one's knickers in a twist — verb To become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter. See Also: twisted in knots …   Wiktionary

  • Get one's knickers in a twist — become agitated or flustered …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • get one's knickers in a twist — Australian Slang become agitated or flustered …   English dialects glossary

  • get one's panties in a bunch — vb the Australian equivalent of get one s knickers in a twist …   Contemporary slang

  • knickers — ► PLURAL NOUN Brit. 1) a woman s or girl s undergarment covering the body from the waist or hips to the top of the thighs and having two holes for the legs. 2) N. Amer. knickerbockers. ● get one s knickers in a twist Cf. ↑get one s knickers in a… …   English terms dictionary