turn stomach

turn (one's) stomach

To cause one to feel or become nauseated. Ugh, the smell of eggs cooking just turns my stomach. The amount of money we spent at that restaurant turned my stomach.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

turn someone's stomach

Fig. to upset one's stomach. The violent movie turned my stomach. The rich, creamy food turned John's stomach.
See also: stomach, turn
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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