kick in the guts

kick in the guts

Sl. a severe blow to one's body or spirit. The news was a kick in the guts, and I haven't recovered yet. I didn't need a kick in the guts like that.
See also: gut, kick

kick in the guts

n. a severe blow to one’s body or spirit. The news was a kick in the guts, and I haven’t recovered yet.
See also: gut, kick
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"It was really win or bust for us and to lose like that was just a massive kick in the guts really.
Brisbane, July 6(ANI): Australian all-rounder Cameron White has described his omission from the 14-man squad for next month's ODI series against Sri Lanka as a "kick in the guts".
It's definitely a kick in the guts," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted White, as saying.