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Online ESL Idioms
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This is another fun one that has very little to do with butterflies. The concept is based on how someone's stomach might feel when they are nervous.

The feeling is conceptually similar to having butterflies flying around. This can be used in the following way: "She is the star of the show, so she has butterflies in her stomach."

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