get butterflies in (one's) stomach

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get butterflies in (one's) stomach

To have a feeling of nervousness, often before a performance or undertaking of some kind. I always get butterflies in my stomach before I go on stage and perform.
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get/have ˈbutterflies (in your stomach)

(informal) get/have a nervous feeling in your stomach before doing something: I always get butterflies (in my stomach) before an interview.
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Mr Burns's close friend, reality TV star Vicky Pattinson, told mourners that wherever she had lived in her life, she enjoyed returning home to Newcastle - which meant getting excited to arrive at Central Station and getting butterflies in her stomach at the sight of St James' Park, but most of it meant Mr Burns.
And while Newcastle meant the excitement of pulling into Central Station, and getting butterflies in her stomach at the sightof St James' Park,and three trebles for five pounds, most of all, it meant Paul.
But Cardiff boy Bale himself admits he is already getting butterflies over what is to come in France, when Wales kick-off their campaign against Slovakia on Saturday, June 11 before facing a massive clash with the old enemy England and then finishing their group stages with a seemingly vital clash against Russia.
This is not loss on Longjas who revealed getting butterflies in his stomach thinking about it, and especially when members of his team tell him, "Naku, Direk, eto na..."
It's starting, I was getting butterflies in my tummy seven, six, five, the crowd pushed forward, four, three, two, one ..GO!!!!
London, June 24 ( ANI ): Tennis star Serena Williams has claimed that she is getting butterflies in her stomach ahead of the London Games and is struggling to avoid an attack of Olympic fever.
The start is worst, getting butterflies and feeling nervous.
"This marriage is an obligation [as members of this church]," he said, adding that despite having been married for two years "I'm still getting butterflies in my tummy, I cannot describe it.