Idioms for Describing Feelings and Moods
Ø Bent out of shape: you are upset, angry, insulted, or annoyed.
Ø Up in arms : you are outraged and very angry about something
Ø Beside yourself: you are overcome with a particular emotion like rage, anger, grief, sorrow, worry, etc.
Ø Lose your cool: you become visibly angry or lose your composure.
Ø Blow a fuse/gasket: you suddenly become furious
Ø Seeing red: you are furious.
Ø Makes your blood boil: you to feel anger
Ø Go off the deep end: you become very angry.
Ø Fly off the handle: you suddenly become furious, often for no reason.
Ø Fed up with :something, it means you are annoyed, frustrated
Ø Have had enough: it means you don’t want more of something because you are annoyed, angry, or tired of it.
Ø Can’t take it anymore: you can no longer deal with something because you are frustrated or out of patience.
Ø Had it up to here :with something, you are extremely frustrated with something and can no longer deal with it.
Ø Walking on air or On cloud nine: you feel euphoric and elated.
Ø On top of the world: you are elated and euphoric, often because of a great accomplishment
Ø Over the moon: you are extremely happy, delighted, or pleased.
Ø In high spirits: it means you are in a happy, jolly mood.
Ø Tickled pink: it means you are extremely delighted.
ØMakes your day: it means that something has made you happy or put you in a good mood.
Ø Bummed out: you are sad, discouraged, or moderately depressed
Ø Feel blue or have the blues: you are depressed or sad.
Ø Down in the dumps: you feel depressed or sad about something that has happened.
Ø Not a happy camper: it means you are dissatisfied with something.
Ø Hanging your head: you look ashamed.
Ø Shaken up: you are greatly frightened, upset, or shocked by something.
Ø Jump out of your skin: you are extremely frightened or startled.
Ø Shaking like a leaf: you are shaking a lot because you are scared, nervous, or cold.
Ø Blood runs cold: you are extremely frightened.
Ø Have a sinking feeling: about something, you have a feeling that something bad is going to happen.
Ø On pins and needles: you are nervously waiting to find out what is going to happen
Ø Get/have butterflies in your stomach: you are have a nervous, anxious feeling in your stomach.
Ø Bored to death or bored to tears: you are extremely bored.
Ø Spaced out: you are not aware of or paying attention to what is happening around you
Ø Zoned out: you are not thinking clearly or paying attention to what is happening because you are drugged, tired,
Ø Feel like yourself: you don’t feel as happy, healthy, positive, energetic, motivated, etc. as you normally do.
Ø Feel a bit off or feel a little off: you feel physically or mentally unwell.