heart skips a beat

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Definition of heart skips a beat

informal
used to say that someone is suddenly very surprised, excited, or nervous about something When I learned I was on live television, my heart skipped a beat.The shocking news made her heart skip a beat.

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“Heart skips a beat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20skips%20a%20beat. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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