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have butterflies (in your stomach)

informal to ​feel very ​nervous, usually about something you are going to do: I had ​terriblebutterflies 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)
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