het up

het up
het up [ˌhet ˈʌp] adj [not before noun] BrE informal
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Old past participle of heat]
anxious, upset, or slightly angry
het up about/over
Mike tends to get het up about silly things.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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