work up = make somebody angry or excited
get worked up = get angry or excited
- You ‘re getting all worked up about nothing. We didn’t say we don’t want to help you. You just have to wait until tomorrow.
- She worked herself up about the wedding. She couldn’t calm down.
- When the people found out they wouldn’t get paid, they got all worked up and started shouting.
- She always gets worked up about the way people treat animals and the environment.
- The children got really worked up about the trip. They are so happy and excited!
- Stop working yourself up like this. Please, try to relax a bit.
- When she found out the news, she worked herself up into a rage. She was really furious when I met her.
- The singer worked the crowd up into a frenzy! People were screaming!
fall through = fail, not happen
- In the end we did not agree. The deal fell through.
- All my plans fell through. I ‘m really disappointed.
- We had an arrangement to sell the house in October but we changed our mind and the arrangement fell through.
- If this purchase falls through, we ‘ll have to find another buyer soon.
- They are not going to get married after all. It has fallen through after a big quarrel they had.
- We are not leaving the country after all. The whole thing has fallen through.
- The project would cost too much and fell through.