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


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

To feel very nervous or anxious. I had my heart in my mouth as I waited for the ambulance to arrive.
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have one's heart in one's mouth

Fig. to feel strongly emotional about someone or something. (See also one's heart is in one's mouth.) I had my heart in my mouth when I heard the national anthem.
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have your heart in your mouth

be greatly alarmed or apprehensive.
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have (one's) heart in (one's) mouth

To be extremely frightened or anxious.
See also: have, heart, mouth
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