heart in one's boots

heart in one's boots
be shocked, be frightened

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • heart\ in\ one's\ boots — • heart in one s mouth • heart in one s boots A feeling of great fear or nervousness. Often considered trite. Charles got up to make his first speech with his heart in his mouth. My heart was in my mouth as I went into the haunted house. When the …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have one's heart in one's boots — To have lost courage • • • Main Entry: ↑boot have one s heart in one s boots To feel a sinking of the spirit • • • Main Entry: ↑heart …   Useful english dictionary

  • with one's heart in one's boots — ► with one s heart in one s boots very depressed or anxious. Main Entry: ↑boot …   English terms dictionary

  • heart\ in\ one's\ mouth — • heart in one s mouth • heart in one s boots A feeling of great fear or nervousness. Often considered trite. Charles got up to make his first speech with his heart in his mouth. My heart was in my mouth as I went into the haunted house. When the …   Словарь американских идиом

  • heart in one's mouth — or[heart in one s boots] A feeling of great fear or nervousness. Often considered trite. * /Charles got up to make his first speech with his heart in his mouth./ * /My heart was in my mouth as I went into the haunted house./ * /When the bear came …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • heart in one's mouth — or[heart in one s boots] A feeling of great fear or nervousness. Often considered trite. * /Charles got up to make his first speech with his heart in his mouth./ * /My heart was in my mouth as I went into the haunted house./ * /When the bear came …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • heart in one's boots, have one's —  Be in state of extreme depression or fear …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • one's heart sank into one's boots — one s heart sank (or fell) into one s boots used to refer to a sudden onset of depression or dismay the way your heart drops to your boots if your foal has terribly crooked legs …   Useful english dictionary

  • with one's heart in one's boots — in a state of great depression or trepidation I had to follow her with my heart in my boots …   Useful english dictionary

  • heart — [härt] n. [ME herte < OE heorte, akin to Ger herz < IE base * k̑erd , k̑ṙd , heart > L cor, (gen. cordis), Gr kardia, OIr cride, Serb sr̈ce] 1. a) the hollow, muscular organ in a vertebrate animal that receives blood from the veins and… …   English World dictionary

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