Meaning of “your heart skips/misses a beat” in the English Dictionary

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"your heart skips/misses a beat" in British English

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your heart skips/misses a beat

When your heart skips/misses a beat, you feel very excited or nervous:

Every time he looks at me my heart skips a beat.

(Definition of “your heart skips/misses a beat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)