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    stomach flip

    Could you help me with the sentence?

    The elegance made her stomach flip.
    She hadn't been in surroundings such as these in years. The weight of expectation threatened to crush her.

    Does that stomach flip means that she was excited? Scared? Or what?..

    Thank you...

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    Re: stomach flip

    Only context can tell which extreme emotion she felt.
    Last edited by 5jj; 15-Mar-2013 at 12:52. Reason: typo

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    Re: stomach flip

    But all in all, it is about feeling something bad, isn't it? I guess it couldn't be understood as a physiological process in her stomach, right?

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    Re: stomach flip

    Quote Originally Posted by Instrukcija4 View Post
    But all in all, it is about feeling something bad, isn't it?
    Not necessarily.
    I guess it couldn't be understood as a physiological process in her stomach, right?
    Right.

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    Re: stomach flip

    How about turned her stomach?

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    Re: stomach flip

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about turned her stomach?
    To me, that means "made her feel sick". It doesn't potentially suggest excitement.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: stomach flip

    It could be that she just had 'butterflies in her stomach' - is that listed in our Idioms?

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    PS Yes
    Last edited by BobK; 15-Mar-2013 at 21:48. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: stomach flip

    Thank you.

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