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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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1986 Response of some members of the fish community to gizzard shad removal from Chambers County Public Fishing Lake, Alabama.
Michaelsen (1902: 33) described Microchaetus griseus, focusing on external characters, mainly the annulation and position of setae, omitting a description of the excretory system and dorsal blood vessel, although observing the much-thickened septa 5/6-8/9, and a gizzard in segments 6-7.
Similar trends in percent yields were observed for blood, head, feet, gizzards, liver, heart, neck and intestines.
The price of baits used in the study was a commercial retail rate from the same crawfish dealer and was $0.79/kg for gizzard shad and $0.48/kg for formulated bait.
Garman and Neilson (1992) note that the presence of gizzard shad and detritivores in Virginia tidal freshwater suggest that autochthonous production is important in these systems relative to non-tidal areas upstream, where fishes primarily consume terrestrial arthropods (Garman, 1991).
Key words: Turdus pelios, feeding ecology, prey item, prey size, bill length, gizzard, plant matter, Nigeria.
Gizzard examination data were analyzed using a one-tailed student's t-test [7].
We examined the role of the omnivorous fish, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), in transporting nutrients from sediments into the water column and their subsequent impacts on phytoplankton.
GIZZARD Jun 22-Jul 22 YOU will decide to run as the 'working class' candidate for the Tory leadership, as you only live in a Grade II-listed house, don't like grouse that much, and once went to a supermarket.
The weights of spleen, proventiculus, empty gizzard, heart, liver, and empty intestines were measured and presented as a percentage of the total body weight (ratio of weight of organ to body weight).
Statistical analysis of internal organs (%) including liver, heart and gizzard showed significant differences (Pa$?0.05) among different experimental groups (Table 3).
The duo, Nathan Keir and Mark Dunn, have brought acclaimed international artists such as King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Nick Waterhouse to Manchester, along with new talent.
Physical and chemical digestion takes place in the proventriculus and gizzard, which regulate feed intake and energy balance [6].
Laboratory trials measured the consumption of bluegills and gizzard shad by 9- to 14-inch largemouths in 6-foot diameter tanks at turbidities varying from 3 inches visibility to 13 inches.