British expression: what you work yourself into when you are upset. American equvalent=tizzy.

He rally got himself into a swivet because no one was paying any mind to the instructions he gave.

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  • swivet — 1892, U.S. dialect, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • swivet — [swiv′it] n. [< ?] [Informal or Dial.] a condition of irritation, exasperation, annoyance, etc …   English World dictionary

  • swivet — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1892 a state of extreme agitation < in a swivet > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swivet — /swiv it/, n. a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter: I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak. [1890 95; orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • swivet — noun a panic or extreme discomposure it threw her into a swivet • Hypernyms: ↑panic, ↑terror, ↑affright …   Useful english dictionary

  • swivet — noun (Also swivvet) A state of condition of haste, flutter; extreme discomposure or distress; irritation exasperation annoyance …   Wiktionary

  • swivet — Synonyms and related words: befuddlement, bewilderment, bother, botheration, chaos, cloud, confusion, daze, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization, disorientation, disturbance, dither, embarrassment …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swivet — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal, A condition of excited distress: fume. Informal: snit, state, sweat. Slang: tizzy. See calm …   English dictionary for students

  • swivet — n. state of distress or agitation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swivet — [ swɪvɪt] noun informal, chiefly US a fluster or panic. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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