cabin fever


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cabin fever

n.
Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area.

cabin fever

n
chiefly Canadian acute depression resulting from being isolated or sharing cramped quarters in the wilderness, esp during the long northern winter

cab′in fe′ver


n.
boredom, restlessness, and anxiety from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place.
[1915–20]
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The Pennsylvania Tourism Office, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (PABBI), today announced the return of its seasonal Cabin Fever promotion available to travelers who are ready to beat the winter blues.
BALLOT Monkeys (Channel 4, Tuesday and Wednesday) ended perfectly - not so much with an outbreak of cabin fever but coach fever, as many of those on the political party battle buses suffered major meltdowns following their coopedup campaigns.
Cabin Fever is a recommended pick both for crime and mystery readers who enjoyed the prior Seamus McCree story in Bad Policy and for newcomers such as this reviewer, who encounter Seamus here for the first time.
When the lack of sleep from big-game hunting wears off and cabin fever sets in, there's no cure like pulling on snow camo and setting out to do your part to control winter predation.
Wine and spirits company Diageo (NYSE: DEO) said that it has acquired Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky.
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Rubbish weather, empty wallets, cabin fever and New Year's resolutions that lasted only as long as it took us to make them have made our household about as harmonious as a night out with the Giggs family.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever continues the popular 'Wimpy Kid' accounts that blend fun black and white cartoons with a diary format to invite kids to read about Greg's life.
These famous words by Henry David Thoreau, the most famous of nature writers, are what drove the author of the memoir Cabin Fever to find his own balance in a Michigan cabin.
A third way of curing cabin fever is to start a few seeds of slow-developing plant varieties.