Posted by ESC on April 27, 2000
In Reply to: Re: can,t find listed phrase "butterflies in your stomach" posted by bernice webb on April 25, 2000
: : The alphabetic site lists the phrase "winning hands down," but I'm not able to find the discussion of its origin.
Butterflies in (one's) stomach -- a feeling of queasiness or tension in the abdomen, especially as the result of anxiety; jitters. From the "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang" by J.E. Lighter, A-G."
: The alphabet site lists "butterflies in your stomch" but I'mnot able to find the meaning of the phrase.