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English definition of “the collywobbles”

the collywobbles

noun [plural]   /ˈkɒl.iˌwɒb.l̩z/ US  /ˈkɑː.liˌwɑː-/ UK informal
an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach caused by feelings of nervousness or slight fear: I've got the collywobbles about my exam this afternoon.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
(Definition of the collywobbles noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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