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grumble in the gizzard

To be annoyed or unhappy. Primarily heard in US. The outcome of that race left me grumbling in the gizzard—I thought for sure I had bet on the right horse!
See also: gizzard, grumble

stick in (one's) gizzard

To continue to bother one after something has happened, because it seems wrong or one cannot accept it. The way that Bob was fired has stuck in his gizzard all these years. If it had been handled differently, I don't think it would have affected him as much. Her comment really stuck in my gizzard. She was really out of line to say that.
See also: gizzard, stick
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stick in your gizzard

be a source of great and continuing annoyance. informal
See also: gizzard, stick
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macellaria adults from juveniles reared on natural chicken gizzards to those reared on beef, under controlled conditions.
Add 2 cups of water to a pot, add the gizzards, slice half an onion, add 1 tsp of salt, A- curry and A- thyme and cook for 20 minutes.
Duck Soup, Chinese Style 1 stewing duck, or the feet, necks, gizzards, and hearts from 2 ducks 1/4 to 1/2 lb.
A quick skim through GQ's Twitter timeline reveals threats to castrate GQ writers, promises to stab out their eyes, mutilate their gizzards and feed them to the dogs.
Plisko (1996a: 287-293) erected a new genus, Michalakus, for the only species, Michalakus initus Plisko, 1996; the new genus shared a complex of Tritogenia's generic characteristics but differed by having two gizzards. For reasons of similarity, a relationship of this genus to the Hormogastridae was suggested, but this notion was later retracted (Plisko 2006a).
Meat on a stick is universal, but the Korean street-food version includes chicken gizzards, grilled rice cakes, ginkgo nuts, and Korean sauces with kimchi juice.
We found evidence in the gizzards of partially digested crabapple seeds and it is possible these robins may have been exposed to cyanide.
This was then scalded in a scalding medium at a controlled temperature followed be defeathering using picking method and eviscerating after which the poultry was washed and the liver, gizzards and muscles were removed from the body.
The head of the sanitary and veterinary authority, Dvsva, has said that analysis of the starlings' gizzards showed they had died from alcohol poisoning.
The mean percent yields for gizzards of birds from the different farms (Table 3), farms A, B, C and D (Tables 4 to 7) were found to be significantly different (p< 0.05).
However, when the meals arrived, my wife's meal had very little salad ...but was overflowing with gizzards. Infact there were gizzards galore.
Everybody thinks that unless chickens have a good supply of grit in their gizzards, they won't be able to grind up whole corn, but I don't think it's true.