turn (one's) stomach(redirected from turned their stomachs)
turn (one's) stomach
To cause one to become nauseous. Ugh, the smell of eggs cooking just turns my stomach. The amount of money we spent at that restaurant turned my stomach.
turn someone's stomach
Fig. to upset one's stomach. The violent movie turned my stomach. The rich, creamy food turned John's stomach.
turn one's stomach
Nauseate one, disgust one, as in That mess of spoiled food turns my stomach. This idiom alludes to being so nauseated that one vomits-that is, the stomach in effect turns around and brings up food. It was first recorded in 1622.
turn your stomachor
make your stomach turn
1. If food or a smell turns your stomach, it makes you feel sick. I can't eat meat, it turns my stomach. The mingling smells of all the food cooking in the kitchen made her stomach turn.
2. If something you have seen or heard about turns your stomach, it makes you feel very shocked because you feel it is morally wrong. The way he treats his staff turns my stomach.