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  1. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    blood go to one's feet

    "When I saw you standing there
    I about fell out my chair
    And when you moved your mouth to speak
    I felt the blood go to my feet"


    1. What does "feel the blood got to one's feet' mean? Is it common usage?


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    Re: blood go to one's feet

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "When I saw you standing there
    I about fell out my chair
    And when you moved your mouth to speak
    I felt the blood go to my feet"


    1. What does "feel the blood got to one's feet' mean? Is it common usage?


    Thanks
    It's not common usage, but the implication is clear. S/he felt faint (like when you stand up too fast after having been at rest).

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    Re: blood go to one's feet

    This expression is sort-of common usage in AmE....it means that you felt light-headed, or dizzy, or couldn't concentrate, because your entire blood supply left your head and upper body and pooled in your feet.

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    Re: blood go to one's feet

    re: common use of 'blood going to one's feet':

    I've heard of hearts standing still (or leaping, racing, pounding), jaws dropping, heads spinning, eyes popping, blood running cold, and more, but never of feeling one's blood go to the feet.
    Of course, I don't get out much...

    Petra

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