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turns one's stomach

turns one's stomach

Date: May 30 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Health, Pop Culture


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“It always turns my stomach a little when, because I’m in movies and on TV, people sometimes treat me as if I’m somehow different from a normal person.”

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, talking about his experience of being famous (hitRECord.org)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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makes one feel sick

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s remarkable how different we are from each other. One person can fall over when he sees blood, and another can work as a surgeon in a hospital. One can hide her face in a monster movie, and another can laugh loudly when the monster eats a whole family, one person at a time. The things that turn one person’s stomach don’t always turn the stomach of the person sitting next to him. Why do you think that’s true?

There are so many things or situations that could turn one’s stomach. Sometimes it’s an unusual smell. Sometimes it’s the sight of something disgusting. It could be the yucky taste of a particular food. Occasionally, it’s just the memory of something that can turn one’s stomach. The mind and body work in strange and interesting ways.

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt explains that it turns his stomach when people treat him differently because he’s an actor. He doesn’t believe that he’s more special than anyone else, and he just wants people to treat him like a normal guy.

What turns your stomach?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“It turns my stomach when I see parents yelling at their young children.”

“Seeing blood, even if it isn’t real, can turn one’s stomach.”

“Does the smell of cologne turn your stomach, or do you like it?”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

 julito a disgusting feeling.
by julito
ortiz2037 it makes me feel nervous or sick..
by ortiz2037
a2020 Feels uncomfortable.
by a2020
judinasve Something makes you feel discomfort, unpleasant. You dislike it.
by judinasve
mahbubeh92 to disgust completely..sicken or nauseate
by mahbubeh92
aijaciba It makes me feel sick, I'm angry.
by aijaciba
makes sb sick
by Caroline_Choi
get nervous
by Esperanza Diez
makes sb sick? i'm not sure...
by Tae-young

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ml2000Super Member!


I had a friend who is a pianist playing beautiful music but in his spare time, he made digital music—which sounds like sequences of nonsense hellish noise. His digital music turns my stomach because of its unpleasantness.  It is totally different from his piano music. He treats his untasteful sounds as music sickens me.      

07:23 PM May 29 2019 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

We have the same phrase in Persian.

I dont know why everything is related to our stomach.😄

Butterflies in the stomach,  army marches on its stomach, ...

For me

It turns my stomach when people fight together about their different believes , different cultures or religions .😐

It turns my stomach when a man wants to flirt with a woman😑

07:12 PM May 29 2019 |

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It turns my stomach when another people refuse to change their attitude in case they’re mistake and make their company confused. 

08:08 AM May 14 2015 |




It turns my stomach everytime I have to take an oral  test in my college…. =(

12:43 AM Oct 26 2014 |




i can’t stand uncleaniness. it turns my stomach whenever i see so much garbage straying all over the road and near my home.

06:50 AM Oct 25 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

some stinky people specially in the crowded subway really turn my stomach when I have to breathe  :(

07:16 PM Oct 23 2014 |



The more usual idiom is ‘It turns my stomach’.It means ‘It makes me feel sick’.

it should be noted that the exression is normally figurative.

It generally mean’s to make someone feel sick to the stomach, usually from shock or from something making them very nervous.


When a mother see’s her son climbing a large tree, she get’s worried that he will get hurt. Once he get’s down safely, the mother will usually scold at him, saying. ”Don’t do that again!” When talking to her friend on the phone or her husband about what happened, she will most likely say, ”My stomach turned when I saw him climbing that large tree! He could have cracked his head right open!”

For me:

It  turns my stomach when one of my best friends let me down or when he does something I never expect him to do.

03:28 PM Oct 23 2014 |

no volvere

United Arab Emirates

what really turns my stomack is people having the tendency to see only behaviors that affirm judgment

03:21 PM Oct 23 2014 |

no volvere

United Arab Emirates

what really turns my stomach is the fact that i will never see or hear from the the girl that i have loved.

03:19 PM Oct 23 2014 |

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02:23 PM Oct 23 2014 |

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South Korea

the way people see me turn my stomach.

10:10 AM Oct 23 2014 |

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Cote D'Ivoire

It always turns my stomach when I’m speaking before an audience. 

10:04 AM Oct 23 2014 |



Saudi Arabia

It turns my stomach when I smell bad things !!

05:14 PM Oct 22 2014 |

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