41 ways writers can express work frustration

Are you angry over a situation with a co-worker or ready to ‘blow a fuse’ with an upcoming deadline that’s stressing you and your team? Here’s how to write it out.

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It makes me long for the days when my job just involved writing and editing. Let me correct some serial commas—please.

I thought I would try a little writing therapy. Below are idioms and words that describe the frustration I’ve felt lately. I’ve been “at my wit’s end” and “in a stew,” but I’ve also felt bewildered, incensed and riled.

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How many of these can you relate to?

1. At your wit’s end

2. At the end of your rope

3. Beside oneself

4. Bewildered

5. Blow a fuse

6. Blue in the face

7. Come apart at the seams

8. Exasperated

9. Fit to be tied

10. Fly off the handle

11. Foam at the mouth

12. Go off the deep end

13. Go through the roof

14. Hackles are up

15. Have a bee in your bonnet

16. Hot under the collar

17. In a stew

18. In a tailspin

19. Incensed

20. Inflamed

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