Meaning of “have butterflies (in your stomach)” in the English Dictionary

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"have butterflies (in your stomach)" in British English

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have butterflies (in your stomach)


to feel very nervous, usually about something you are going to do:

I had terrible butterflies before I gave that talk in Venice.

(Definition of “have butterflies (in your stomach)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)