beside themselves

Beside themselves
If people are beside themselves, they are very worried or emotional about something. 

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Beside — Be*side , prep. [OE. biside, bisiden, bisides, prep. and adv., beside, besides; pref. be by + side. Cf. Besides, and see {Side}, n.] 1. At the side of; on one side of. Beside him hung his bow. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Aside from; out of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beside — be|side W2S3 [bıˈsaıd] prep [: Old English; Origin: be sidan at or to the side ] 1.) next to or very close to the side of someone or something ▪ Wendy came up and sat beside me. ▪ the table beside the bed ▪ I was standing right beside her at the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beside oneself — DISTRAUGHT, overcome, out of one s mind, frantic, desperate, distracted, at one s wits end, frenzied, wound up, worked up; hysterical, unhinged, mad, crazed, berserk, demented. → beside * * * phrasal : carried out of oneself (as through extreme… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beside yourself (with something) — beˈside yourself (with sth) idiom unable to control yourself because of the strength of emotion you are feeling • He was beside himself with rage when I told him what I had done. • They were beside themselves with excitement. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To be beside one's self — Beside Be*side , prep. [OE. biside, bisiden, bisides, prep. and adv., beside, besides; pref. be by + side. Cf. Besides, and see {Side}, n.] 1. At the side of; on one side of. Beside him hung his bow. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Aside from; out of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • be beside oneself — (from Idioms in Speech) to be wildly excited, mad, out of one s senses Charles stared about him, almost beside himself. He actually felt tears of rage and humiliation forcing themselves up. (J. Wain) Stroeve had always been excitable, but now he… …   Idioms and examples

  • Ásíyih Khánum — The graves of Ásíyih Khánum and Mirzá Mihdí within the Monument Gardens. Ásíyih Khánum (1820–1886) (Persian: آسیه خانم‎‎) was the wife of Bahá u lláh, the founder of the Bahá í Faith. She is viewed by Bahá’ís as the paragon of a devoted mother… …   Wikipedia

  • Please Save My Earth — Infobox animanga/Header name = Please Save My Earth caption = Cover of the first volume ja name = ぼくの地球を守って ja name trans = Boku no Chikyū o Mamotte genre = science fiction, urban fantasyInfobox animanga/Manga title = author = Saki Hiwatari… …   Wikipedia

  • Belle Dingle — Infobox Emmerdale character 2 name=Belle Dingle portrayer=Emily Mather (1998 ndash;2005) Eden Taylor Draper (2005 mdash;) years=1998 mdash; born=25 December 1998 death = home=Wishing Well Cottage occupation=Schoolgirl family=Dingle family father …   Wikipedia

  • Erika Sifrit — Erika Elaine Sifrit (nee Grace, born on February 3, 1978), is a college graduate and former businesswoman serving a life sentence for murdering and dismembering a Virginia couple that she and her husband met during a night of bar hopping in Ocean …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.