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]

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Related Words for lose one's lunch

regurgitate, eject, expel, spew, puke, hurl, gag, heave, emit, retch, upchuck, discharge, boff, ralph