Jerry: Did you see the doctor? Is your sister out of the woods?
Sarah: Oh Jerry! I’m at my wit ends; I’m afraid she’s going from bad to worse - it has been two hours!
Jerry: Snap out of it! She’ll be fine. I’m sure she will..
Sarah: I’m really going into pieces: I can’t help being worried sick about her. You know she’s at death’s door.
Jerry: Oh dear! Hold yourself together! You just need to pray for her and keep a stiff upper lip.
Sarah: Look look! Why are the doctors in a huddle? She must have passed away!
Out of the woods: no longer in danger, in the clear.
At one’s wit ends: frantic, anxious; not knowing what to do next.
Go from bad to worse: from a bad state or condition to a worse condition.
Snap out of it: to stop experiencing something unpleasant or stop behaving in a negative way.
Go into pieces: to become unable to think clearly and control your emotions.
Worried sick: Extremely anxious.
At death’s door: to be seriously ill.
Hold oneself together: To calm oneself down and begin to think or act appropriately.
Keep a stiff upper lip: to remain stoic during difficult situations.
In a huddle: conferring confidentially.
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