heart skips a beat

(one's) heart skips a beat

One feels a flutter in one's chest or stomach from fear, nervousness, or excitement. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that the doctor was calling with the results from the test. I swear, my heart skipped a beat the first time I saw my wife. My heart skips a beat every time I'm called into my boss's office.
See also: beat, heart, skip

heart skips a beat

(One) experiences nervousness or excitement. I swear, my heart skipped a beat the first time I saw my wife. My heart skips a beat every time I'm called into my boss's office.
See also: beat, heart, skip

heart misses a beat, one's

Also, one's heart skips a beat or stands still . One is startled, frightened, or very excited. For example, Her heart missed a beat when she heard her name called out in the list of finalists, or When the bear appeared in front of us, my heart skipped a beat, or My heart stands still at the very thought of flying through a thunderstorm. All these hyperbolic expressions can also be used with make, meaning "to cause one to be startled" as in That blast from the ship's whistle made my heart skip a beat.
See also: heart, miss
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His audience has grown up with him, but there was also a huge number of younger fans who danced and sang along to hits such as Moves, That Girl and Heart Skips a Beat.
Mixing a selection of his new anthems with classic chart-topping hits like Heart Skips a Beat and Please Don't Let Me Go, his eclectic music style was certainly evident.
If your heart skips a beat it could be love, but it could also be a disease.
The set list was a mix of songs from his new release and hits like Up and Heart Skips a Beat - plus an impressive duet with Johnson, which saw the pair singing their upcoming single Unpredictable in a flawless collaboration.
Murs was a runner-up on the sixth season of X Factor UK in 2009, and since has had four UK number ones, including the recent Troublemaker and Heart Skips A Beat with Rizzle Kicks.
Once again, Troublemaker is catchy ska-pop and if it hits No1 will follow his three previous chart toppers (2010's Please Don't Let Me Go, and 2011's Heart Skips A Beat and Dance With Me Tonight).
Heart Skips A Beat? Thousands of hearts were thumping hard at the Arena for sure.
Fans had their camera phones at the ready as the former X Factor finalist took to the stage for a lip-smacking performance of his number one single Heart Skips a Beat alongside rap duo Rizzle Kicks.
4 (6) Heart Skips A Beat - Olly Murs Ft Rizzle Kicks
Start up the pedestrian pathway (100% barrier-free) by City Hall and your heart skips a beat. One could traverse John Roebling's steel cable suspension bridge a thousand times and discover something new to see during every 1,600-foot journey.
been been on to After serenading the "birds" in the crowd, Olly offered up a string of other anthems including Dance Wiv Me Tonight and Heart Skips A Beat.
The Xtra Factor presenter got together with the duo for his charttopping hit Heart Skips A Beat last summer.
SCOTS SINGLES 1 (-) Sak Noel - Loca People 2 (-) Goo Goo Dolls - Iris 3 (3) Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger 4 (2) One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful 5 (-) Dappy - No Regrets 6 (5) James Morrison - I Won't Let You Go 7 (4) Jason Derulo - It Girl 8 (6) Pixie Lott - All About Tonight 9 (12) Bad Meets Evil ft Bruno Mars - Lighters 10 (14) OllyMurs ft Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat SCOTS ALBUMS 1 (-) James Morrison - The Awakening 2 (1) Kasabian - Velociraptor!
1 (-) Sak Noel Loca People 2 (2) Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger 3 (-) Goo Goo Dolls Iris 4 (1) Dappy No Regrets 5 (3) One Direction What Makes You Beautiful 6 (5) James Morrison I Won't Let You Go 7 (4) Jason Derulo It Girl 8 (8) Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks Heart Skips A Beat 9 (6) Pixie Lott All About Tonight 10 (13) Bad Meets Evil ft Bruno Mars Lighters 1 (-) James Morrison The Awakening 2 (1) Kasabian Velociraptor 3 (2) Ed Sheeran + 4 (3) Adele 21 5 (-) Nirvana Nevermind 6 (-) Blink 182 Neighborhoods 7 (7) David Guetta Nothing But The Beat 8 (6) Example Playing In The Shadows 9 (4) Joe McElderry Classic 10 (11) Bruno Mars Doo-Wops And Hooligans,
SCOTS SINGLES 1 (-) Pixie Lott - All About Tonight 2 (1) Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger 3 (-) The Saturdays - All Fired Up 4 (-) Leona Lewis & Avichii - Collide 5 (2) Example -Stay Awake 6 (3) Calvin Harris - Feel So Close 7 (9) Sean Kingston - Party All Night (Sleep All Day) 8 (-) Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark 9 (4) Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat 10 (7) Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts SCOTS ALBUMS 1 (3) Adele - 21 2 (1) David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat 3 (-) Example - Playing In The Shadows 4 (5) Joe McElderry - Classic 5 (4) Will Young - Echoes 6 (-) The Beatles - 1 7 (2) Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You 8 (7) Adele - 19 9 (12) Lady Gaga - Born This Way 10 (-) Doris Day - My Heart