(one's) heart is in (one's) mouth(redirected from one's heart is in one's mouth)
(one's) heart is in (one's) mouth
(One) feels extremely nervous, fearful, or anxious. Our hearts were in our mouths as we waited for them to announce the winner. Her heart was in her mouth as she stepped into the principal's office. There's nothing more jarring than waking up to the sound of sirens—your heart is in your mouth immediately.
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one's heart is in one's mouth
Fig. one feels strongly emotional (about someone or something). (See also have one's heart in one's mouth.) "Gosh, Mary," said John, "My heart is in my mouth whenever I see you." It was a touching scene. My heart was in my mouth the whole time.
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your heart is in your mouth
If your heart is in your mouth, you feel extremely anxious or nervous, because you think something unpleasant may be about to happen. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. My heart was in my mouth when I walked into her office. `Wait!' a rough voice commanded. Nancy stopped, then turned, her heart in her mouth.
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your heart is in your ˈmouth(informal) you feel very anxious or afraid: My heart was in my mouth as I waited to hear whether the jury would find me guilty or not guilty.
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