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Difference between Be in a flutter and Have a flutter

be in a flutter

1. (also: be all of a flutter) be in a very nervous, confused, or excited state:

  • The concert is coming soon. I’m in a flutter.

2. (of a room, etc.) be in a disordered or untidy state:

  • Let me never see this room in a flutter again.

have a flutter —(coll.) gamble on a small scale:

  • The opportunities of the share market were open…. Men and youths, women and maidens, all could have a “flutter.”