(one's) heart misses a beat(redirected from one's heart missed a beat)
(one's) heart misses a beat
One feels a flutter in one's chest or stomach from fear, nervousness, or excitement. My heart missed a beat when I saw that the doctor was calling with the results from the test. I swear, my heart missed a beat the first time I saw my wife. My heart misses a beat every time I'm called into my boss's office.
heart misses a beat
(One) experiences nervousness or excitement. I swear, my heart missed a beat the first time I saw my wife. My heart misses a beat every time I'm called into my boss's office.
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one's heart misses a beatand one's heart skips a beat
Fig. one's heart flutters or palpitates; one has a strong emotional reaction. Whenever I'm near you, my heart skips a beat. When the racehorse fell, my heart missed a beat.
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your ˌheart misses a ˈbeatused to say that you have a sudden feeling of fear, excitement, etc: For a moment she thought she saw the dead man’s face looking in through the window and her heart missed a beat.
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