Nervous tic


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Nervous tic

A repetitive, involuntary action, such as the twitching of a muscle or repeated blinking.
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For his trouble, he suffered nightmares and a nervous tic in one eye.
So dismissive is the Swede of such a system, that any mention of it is greeted with what amounts to an involuntary nervous tic.
For a long time, I have been bothered very much by a nervous tic on the right side of my face.
A nervous tic, constantly breaking across his face, seemed to emphasize the urgency of whatever he was proposing.
His latest album Huge Cylinder Box Unfolding has just been released on Planet Mu, and is a fine example of his caustic nervous tic death-funk.
What's worse, their efforts are being aided by the unwitting victims themselves, pathologically ambitious worker bees who wear their beepers during sex and develop a nervous tic if they go more than 10 minutes without checking voice-mail.
Stocco compared the feeling of his hand moving involuntarily to that of a nervous tic.
Alarmed, I grasped the zip of my trousers, then pretended it was a nervous tic as Clements strode towards the green shoots of fledgling daffodils.
He needs help on two counts - first for his nervous tic that gets worse with every day and second for his mind-bending hypocrisy, which is far uglier than anything he does with his hair.
It's this type of surprise that keeps the fun and mystery alive in our marriage (as well as causing me to develop a nervous tic that the doctors tell me will fade with the passage of time, say when I'm in my dotage and have forgotten my own phone number).
Common causes include fatigue, lack of sleep or habits such as a nervous tic.
Happily, so far, that has not proved the case and Garcia, though still a big club-waggler, has cured his nervous tic and thankfully speeded up the whole shot-making process.