(one's) heart skips a beat

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(one's) heart skips a beat

One feels a flutter in one's chest or stomach from fear, nervousness, or excitement. My heart skipped a beat when I saw that the doctor was calling with the results from the test. I swear, my heart skipped a beat the first time I saw my wife. My heart skips a beat every time I'm called into my boss's office.
See also: beat, heart, skip

heart skips a beat

(One) experiences nervousness or excitement. I swear, my heart skipped a beat the first time I saw my wife. My heart skips a beat every time I'm called into my boss's office.
See also: beat, heart, skip
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Most people have felt their heart beat very fast, experienced a fluttering in their chest, or noticed that their heart skipped a beat.