(one's) heart is in (one's) mouth

(one's) heart is in (one's) mouth

(One) feels extremely nervous, fearful, or anxious. Our hearts were in our mouths as we waited for them to announce the winner.
See also: heart, mouth

one's heart is in one's mouth

Fig. one feels strongly emotional (about someone or something). (See also have one's heart in one's mouth.) "Gosh, Mary," said John, "My heart is in my mouth whenever I see you." It was a touching scene. My heart was in my mouth the whole time.
See also: heart, mouth

your heart is in your mouth

If your heart is in your mouth, you feel extremely anxious or nervous, because you think something unpleasant may be about to happen. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. My heart was in my mouth when I walked into her office. `Wait!' a rough voice commanded. Nancy stopped, then turned, her heart in her mouth.
See also: heart, mouth

your heart is in your ˈmouth

(informal) you feel very anxious or afraid: My heart was in my mouth as I waited to hear whether the jury would find me guilty or not guilty.
See also: heart, mouth
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Practice makes perfect," said the crooked little hostler, "and 'twould be a pity if it didn't; forty years' practice, and not perfect
These good sharks here have just offered to eat you up for me--and 'twould indeed be a good thing if the seas were rid of you.
And it were Robin himself, 'twould be thrice as high I warrant ye.
By my faith, 'twould be excusable in him to tremble," replied Aramis, "for even I feel a shudder at the recollection; hold, just above that tree is the little spot where I thought I was killed.
I mistrusted 'twould do you sights o' good; an' this shows I weren't mistook in my jedgments.
For in the flaxen lilies' shade It like a bank of lilies laid; Upon the roses it would feed Until its lips even seemed to bleed, And then to me 'twould boldly trip, And print those roses on my lip, But all its chief delight was still With roses thus itself to fill, And its pure virgin limbs to fold In whitest sheets of lilies cold.
She'd be sure to win the lady--Tess would; and likely enough 'twould lead to some noble gentleman marrying her.
That's, of course, not true: but 'twould be pretty enough if it were so.
Of course, 'twould have been a good deal harder to be glad in black--"
Thy counsel--slight 'twould seem, yet worthy thought.
For,' says he, 'madam, as I said before, I have a wife and no wife, and 'twould be no sin to me to wish her hanged, if that were all.
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