have butterflies in one's stomach

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have butterflies in one's stomach (conjugates with have)

  1. To experience a certain "fluttery" physical sensation in the abdomen, associated with nervousness, uncertainty, or anxiety. Often associated with love.
    Kevin had butterflies in his stomach every time he saw Chrissy.
  2. (idiomatic) To be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.
    He had butterflies in his stomach the morning of his wedding.

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