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worked up

2020.07.02

Meaning:

‘worked up’ means ‘very emotional’ – angry or excited - about something. It can sometimes have a positive nuance (excited); for example, ‘Wow! You’re so worked up about your date with that guy!’ But it usually has a negative nuance (angry). We often say, ‘Don’t get all worked up’ to mean ‘Calm down’. For example, ‘I know that guy was rude, but don’t get all worked up about it.’

Example:

A: Agh! I can’t believe Jack ate the last piece of birthday cake! It was *my* birthday cake!
B: I know.
A: He didn’t even ask! That’s so rude!
B: I know. But don’t get all worked up about it. You still have to work with him.

Talking Point(s):

Have you gotten all worked up about anything lately?

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