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sick to one's stomach



sick to one's stomach (comparative more sick to one's stomach, superlative most sick to one's stomach)

  1. (chiefly US) Nauseated, queasy.
    • 1914, Frank Norris, Vandover and the Brute, ch. 17:
      [H]e had torn the paper from one of his cigarettes and was chewing the tobacco. This was his last resort, an expedient which he fell back upon only in great extremity, as it invariably made him sick to his stomach.