a sinking feeling


a sinking feeling
a sinking feeling an unpleasant bodily sensation caused by apprehension or dismay.
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  • sinking feeling — feeling of failure; despair    When I saw the ambulance at our house, I got a sinking feeling …   English idioms

  • sinking feeling — noun a feeling caused by uneasiness or apprehension with a sinking heart a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach • Syn: ↑sinking • Hypernyms: ↑anxiety …   Useful english dictionary

  • sinking feeling — noun A feeling of uneasiness or apprehension :I have a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach …   Wiktionary

  • ˈsinking ˌfeeling — noun [singular] a feeling that you get when you realize that something bad has happened or is going to happen …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • That Sinking Feeling — has several meanings: * That Sinking Feeling (1980 film), directed by Bill Forsyth * That Sinking Feeling (Zelda episode), a The Legend of Zelda TV episode * That Sinking Feeling (Darkwing Duck episode), a Darkwing Duck episode …   Wikipedia

  • a sinking feeling — a (or that) sinking feeling an unpleasant feeling caused by the realization that something unpleasant or undesirable has happened or is about to happen * * * a/that ˈsinking feeling idiom (informal) an unpleasant feeling that you get when you… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) sinking feeling — a sinking feeling phrase a feeling that you get when you realize something bad has happened or is going to happen She listened to the news with a sinking feeling in her stomach. Thesaurus: hopelessnesssynonym Main entry: sinking …   Useful english dictionary

  • that sinking feeling — a/that ˈsinking feeling idiom (informal) an unpleasant feeling that you get when you realize that sth bad has happened or is going to happen • I had a horrible sinking feeling when I saw the ambulance outside the house. Main entry: ↑sinkidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) sinking feeling — informal a feeling that something bad is going to happen. I had that sinking feeling you get going into an exam you haven t studied for …   New idioms dictionary

  • a sinking feeling — a feeling that you get when you realize something bad has happened or is going to happen She listened to the news with a sinking feeling in her stomach …   English dictionary