butterflies\ in\ one's\ stomach

n. phr.
A queer feeling in the stomach caused by nervous fear or uncertainty; a feeling of fear or anxiety in the stomach.

When Bob walked into the factory office to ask for a job, he had butterflies in his stomach.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • butterflies in one's stomach — {n. phr.} A queer feeling in the stomach caused by nervous fear or uncertainty; a feeling of fear or anxiety in the stomach. * /When Bob walked into the factory office to ask for a job, he had butterflies in his stomach./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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