ouisel (ouisel) wrote in linguaphiles,
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getting jumpy in Russian

 Can anyone help me out with translating an occasional phrase into Russian for use in fiction?

At the moment, I'm looking for an expression that would be translated as "jumpy" or "nervous", as in slightly inclined to paranoia.  The speaker is an older woman, and she's talking about a man.  A colloquial expression would be wonderful, but it has to be a term that would have been in use 20 or 30 years ago; current slang would be anachronistic.

Many, many thanks!
Tags: russian
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