the pit of your stomach


the pit of your stomach
the place in your stomach where you experience unpleasant feelings when you are worried, upset, or frightened

He had a sick, worried feeling in the pit of his stomach.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • (the) pit of your stomach — the pit of your stomach phrase the place in your stomach where you experience unpleasant feelings when you are worried, upset, or frightened He had a sick, worried feeling in the pit of his stomach. Thesaurus: physical sensations associated with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • but\ still\ an\ awful,\ yucky\ feeling\ in\ the\ pit\ of\ your\ stomach. — I don t think I really need to go to the hospital or anything. I just feel bleckh …   Dictionary of american slang

  • but\ still\ an\ awful,\ yucky\ feeling\ in\ the\ pit\ of\ your\ stomach. — I don t think I really need to go to the hospital or anything. I just feel bleckh …   Dictionary of american slang

  • the pit of your/the stomach — the part of a person s stomach where strong feelings of nervousness, excitement, etc., can be felt She felt a flutter in the pit of her stomach when he walked through the door. • • • Main Entry: ↑pit …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) pit of the stomach — the pit of your/the ˈstomach idiom the bottom of the stomach where people say they feel strong feelings, especially fear • He had a sudden sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach. Main entry: ↑pitidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit — pit1 [pıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hole)¦ 2¦(mine)¦ 3¦(mark)¦ 4¦(untidy place)¦ 5 be the pits 6 in/at the pit of your stomach 7¦(car racing)¦ 8¦(in a theatre)¦ 9¦(in a garage)¦ 10 a/the pit of something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pit — 1 noun 1 HOLE (C) a) a hole in the ground, especially one made by digging: Dig a pit and bury the rubbish in it. | a sand pit | a barbecue pit b) a large hole in the ground from which stones or minerals have been dug: a gravel pit 2 MARK (C) a) a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stomach — noun 1 part of the body where food is digested ADJECTIVE ▪ empty, full ▪ You shouldn t drink wine on an empty stomach (= without eating food). ▪ dodgy (BrE, informal), queasy, upset …   Collocations dictionary

  • pit — [[t]pɪ̱t[/t]] ♦♦♦ pits, pitting, pitted 1) N COUNT A pit is a coal mine. It was a better community then when all the pits were working. 2) N COUNT A pit is a large hole that is dug in the ground. Eric lost his footing and began to slide into the… …   English dictionary

  • pit — pit1 [ pıt ] noun count ** ▸ 1 hole in ground ▸ 2 place for people/animals ▸ 3 seed in fruit ▸ 4 armpit ▸ 5 hollow mark on surface ▸ 6 extremely messy place ▸ 7 bad state ▸ 8 at the race track ▸ 9 something bad ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a very large hole… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English