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Heart in his Mouth

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His heart was in his mouth. That choky feeling in the throat which arises from fear, conscious guilt, shyness, etc.

“The young lover tried to look at his ease, … but his heart was in his mouth.”—Miss Thackeray: Mrs. Dymond, p. 156.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Heap
Hear
Hearse
Heart
Heart
Heart-breaker (A)
Heart-rending
Heart-whole
Heart and Soul
Heart in his Boots
Heart in his Mouth
Heart of Grace (To take)
Heart of Hearts (In one’s)
Heart of Midlothian
Heart’s Ease
Hearth Money
Heat
Heathen
Heaven
Heavies (The)
Heavy Man (The)