Idiom:  on edge


Idiom:  on edge

  • nervous, worried or agitated

Example sentences

  • He's on edge because his daughter was supposed to be at home two hours ago.
  • I hate going to my sister's house. She's always on edge about something. 
  • I was on edge all week waiting to see if I'd get called back for a second job interview.
  • I’m feeling on edge these days because there were rumors that there may be some layoffs at my company at the end of the month.
  • Is everything OK? You seem really on edge these days.
  • I’ve been on edge ever since the doctor said I need to watch my blood pressure very carefully.
  • Our team is really on edge ever since we learned our coach might be resigning.
  • It’s hard not to be on edge when the Supreme Court is becoming radically more conservative.
  • If you stop doing cocaine I promise you won’t be so on edge all the time.
  • My doctor recommended that I take an antidepressant because I’m so on edge and filled with anxiety.
  • I’ve been on edge since my daughter went off to college because she’s never been away from home before and now she’s 1000 miles away.


  • a nervous wreck
  • wound up
  • keyed up
  • a bundle of nerves

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