turn one's stomach


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

turn (one's) stomach

To cause one to become nauseous. Ugh, the smell of eggs cooking just turns my stomach. The amount of money we spent at that restaurant turned my stomach.
See also: stomach, turn

turn one's stomach

Nauseate one, disgust one, as in That mess of spoiled food turns my stomach. This idiom alludes to being so nauseated that one vomits-that is, the stomach in effect turns around and brings up food. It was first recorded in 1622.
See also: stomach, turn