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"butterflies in your stomach"

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

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: : 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.