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jctgf

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hi there,
how do you say in english when you are very upset with a situation and fell like if you are about to "cross the line"?
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jc
 

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hi there,
how do you say in english when you are very upset with a situation and fell like if you are about to "cross the line"?
thanks,
jc

to be beside one`s self?:-?
 

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thanks.
so, I could say "I am so upset that I am beside myself!"?
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thanks.
so, I could say "I am so upset that I am beside myself!"?
thanks again.
We say:
I am beside myself with annoyance or
I am beside myself with grief or any other emotion.
Why?
A long time ago it was believed that soul and body could part and that under great emotional stress the soul would actually leave the body. When this happened a person was 'beside himself.
 
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