List of body parts idioms about the stomach and their meanings
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- Body parts idioms about the throat
- Body parts idioms about bones
- Body parts idioms about sweat
- Body parts idioms about blood
- Body parts idioms about the stomach
- Body parts idioms about the heart
- Body parts idioms about the neck
- Body parts idioms about shoulders
- Body parts idioms about the breathe / breath
- Body parts idioms about the backs
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Human body parts idioms about the stomach
can't stomach (someone or something)
- to dislike someone or something very much
I cannot stomach the new woman who I work with.
contemplate one's navel
- to spend a lot of time thinking about one's own problems rather than being concerned about more important things
I spent the summer contemplating my navel and did not do a thing.
difficult to stomach (someone or something)
- to be unable to accept someone, to be unable to accept something that you think is unpleasant or wrong
It is difficult to stomach my friend when she begins to complain about things.
eyes are bigger than one's stomach
- taking more food than one can eat
My eyes were bigger than my stomach when I went to the buffet table and took too much food.
get butterflies in one`s stomach
- to get a feeling of fear or anxiety in one's stomach
I got buterflies in my stomach just before I took the test.
hard to stomach (someone or something)
- to be unable to accept something, to be unable to do something that you think is unpleasant or wrong
I find the attitudes of some of my classmates hard to stomach.
have butterflies in one`s stomach
- to have a feeling of fear or anxiety in one's stomach
The little boy had butterflies in his stomach when he gave the speech in front of the class.
not have the stomach for (something)
- to have no desire to do something because you think that it is unpleasant or wrong
I do not have the stomach to talk with my friend about his work and financial problems.
turn (someone`s) stomach
- to make someone feel sick, to disgust someone
The sight of the dead dog on the road turned my stomach.
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