lose (one's) lunch

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lose (one's) lunch

slang To vomit. I felt like I was going to lose my lunch from seasickness out on that boat.
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lose one's lunch

Vomit, as in When Anne saw the wound, she thought she'd lose her lunch. This expression does not usually refer to a specific meal and probably survives because of alliteration. [Colloquial; c. 1940]
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lose your lunch

vomit. informal euphemistic
2005 Sunday Times In March, Insanity—the Ride opened at the Stratosphere Hotel, offering a memorable way to lose your lunch. At a height of 906 ft, the ride uses centrifugal force to fling passengers 64 ft out over Sin City.
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In Calderdale, 4,800 children would lose their lunch.
Some children have been known to lose their lunch, on rare occasions, and some do cry when brought face-to-face with a snapping turtle.
He became that thing that causes many in the seminar business to lose their lunch.
There is also a zip pocket to ensure children don't lose their lunch money in the playground.
I'm sorry, but I find little Christmas cheer in watching someone so drunk that they lose their lunch, breakfast and last night's dinner all over a street corner.
Kids would straddle the brightly-coloured beasts, grab the handles and tear off across the grass being careful not to lose their lunch while winning the race.
Stephen Maturin) suffered during the filming, but Bettany saw others lose their lunch every day.
It remains to be seen," Pierce wrote of the hiring, "whether politicians and the media will lose their lunch over this.