stomach idioms list
Let’s look at some body idioms that contain the word ‘stomach’.
- beer belly
meaning – a big stomach due to eating/drinking too much
example – We need to go on a diet after our holiday. We’ve got beer bellies.
- can’t stomach someone/something
meaning – dislike, hate, can’t tolerate
example – I can’t stomach that new boy in our class, he’s rude and obnoxious.
- cast-iron stomach
meaning – can eat weird and wonderful food and not feel sick
example – I thought I had a cast iron stomach, but I was violently sick for the first 6 days of my holiday.
- eyes bigger than one’s belly
meaning – take more food than you can eat
example – We always have eyes bigger than our bellies when we go to sushi restaurants.
- go belly up
meaning – go spectacularly wrong
example – My new business venture went belly up in the first 6 months. I’m back working in a factory.
- hard/difficult to stomach
meaning – hard to accept something that is wrong/unpleasant
example – Watching children beg on the street is hard to stomach.
- have butterflies in one’s stomach
meaning – your stomach feels funny because you are scared, nervous, anxious etc.
example – I had butterflies this morning, but they went just before the exam.
- haven’t got the stomach for something
meaning – not brave enough to do something unpleasant or daring
example – I couldn’t be a surgeon; I haven’t got the stomach for it.
- turn one’s stomach
meaning – make you feel sick/disgusted
example – Our stomachs were turning on the rollercoaster.
stomach idioms list with pictures
Here’s some real life picture examples.