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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Maybe it's a nervous tic. Either wag, talking to an expert will help--and will rule out other potential causes of your chomping habit, like obsessive-compulsive disorder, an anxiety problem or depression.
Meanwhile, the - hour-long show was peppered with Jonathan's nervous tic catchphrase: "How lovely to see you...
Even more remarkable is solo performer Andrew Bird delivering "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left"--a title that perfectly captures Bird's utterly original musical sensibility.
If you're a teacher who develops a nervous tic ahead of parent-teacher conferences, this could be the book for you.
A nervous tic, constantly breaking across his face, seemed to emphasize the urgency of whatever he was proposing.
For a long time, I have been bothered very much by a nervous tic on the right side of my face.
Visiting this site has become a nervous tic. I check it just to check it.
The government's apprehension in this case must be that the prisoner will feign a nervous tic so catchy (say, hopping on one foot while gargling) that the public defender will pick it up himself and convey this nonverbal message to the prisoner's associates.
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.
As a result of the attack, Batchelor suffered burns to his arm and chest, leaving scarring, and developed a nervous tic.
Over the last few days this gesture must have become a nervous tic, because the captain, who was standing next to her, put his hand on her shoulder to stop her.
Stocco compared the feeling of his hand moving involuntarily to that of a nervous tic. ( ANI )