butterflies in your stomach

butterflies in (one's) stomach

A feeling of nervousness. The butterflies in my stomach almost kept me from going on stage and performing.
See also: butterfly, stomach

butterflies in your stomach

If you have butterflies in your stomach, you feel very nervous about something that you have to do. He seemed so full of enthusiasm that I felt foolish still having butterflies in my stomach. Now I can go there as a competitor, I'm starting to feel the butterflies in my stomach already. Note: Butterflies is also used in many other structures and expressions with a similar meaning. Any jockey who says he doesn't get butterflies down at the start is telling lies. Carol felt butterflies tumbling in her guts.
See also: butterfly, stomach
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It gives you butterflies in your stomach when you walk out at a stadium like this.
Your breathing becomes faster and shallower, your heart pumps quicker, your mouth goes dry, you lose your appetite, get palpitations or a sensation of butterflies in your stomach, and you sweat or blush as blood vessels and capillaries move to the skin's surface.
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