(one's) gorge rises (at something)

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(one's) gorge rises (at something)

One is disgusted or sickened (by something). "Gorge" refers to the stomach; the phrase comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—my gorge rises at all that kind of stuff. Her gorge rose listening to the senator's weak public apology following the scandal.
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your gorge rises

you are sickened or disgusted.
Gorge is an obsolete term from falconry, meaning ‘a meal for a hawk’; from this derives the more general sense of ‘the contents of the stomach’.
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