lose one's lunch

Vomit, as in When Anne saw the wound, she thought she'd lose her lunch. This expression does not usually refer to a specific meal and probably survives because of alliteration. [Colloquial; c. 1940]


Nearby words

  1. lose one's buttons,
  2. lose one's cool,
  3. lose one's grip,
  4. lose one's head,
  5. lose one's hear to,
  6. lose one's marbles,
  7. lose one's mind,
  8. lose one's nerve,
  9. lose one's shirt,
  10. lose one's temper

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