turn stomach

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.
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turn someone's stomach

Fig. to upset one's stomach. The violent movie turned my stomach. The rich, creamy food turned John's stomach.
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While a good review is a marketing bonanza, a bad one will turn stomachs.
I'm sure you would rather turn heads than turn stomachs.
Then again, excessive words and dramatic exposition aren't required to turn stomachs.
And while some certainly turned heads, others suffered a fashion meltdown that threatened to turn stomachs.
OVER in Albert Square, the Pat and Patrick carry on continues to turn stomachs across the nation.
and his embrace with Mohamed Al-Fayed during the warm-up was enough to turn stomachs.
Every time Quality takes his designer suit to Baghdad, to kow-tow to Saddam, it doesn't only turn stomachs, but public opinion.
JELLIED eels are not the only slimy thing to turn stomachs in the East End.
The TV gang's leader Johnny Knoxville, 32, and co-star Steve-O, 29, stepped out at the glittering bash at Dublin's UGC cinema determined to turn stomachs.
He was also Begbie, the psycho in Trainspotting and will shortly turn stomachs as a cannibal in Ravenous.