the pit of (one's) stomach(redirected from the pit of our stomachs)
the pit of (one's) stomach
An area in the core of one's abdomen, approximately in or near one's stomach, in which one feels a physical response to strong emotion, especially fear, stress, or anxiety. I've had this awful feeling in the pit of my stomach all morning because I know we'll be finding out the results to the final exam this afternoon.
pit of one's stomach
Fig. the middle of one's stomach; the location of a "visceral response." I got a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach when they told me the bad news.