a (or that) sinking feeling

a (or that) sinking feeling
an unpleasant bodily sensation caused by apprehension or dismay.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — 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 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

  • 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

  • feeling — noun 1 sth that you feel/sense ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ overwhelming ▪ Rielle had an overwhelming feeling of guilt. ▪ definite, distinct ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • feeling — feel|ing1 W1S1 [ˈfi:lıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(anger/sadness/joy etc)¦ 2¦(way somebody thinks/feels)¦ 3¦(opinion)¦ 4 have/get a feeling (that) 5¦(general attitude)¦ 6¦(heat/cold/pain etc)¦ 7¦(ability to feel)¦ 8¦(effect of a place/book etc)¦ 9 I know the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sinking — [[t]sɪ̱ŋkɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If you have a sinking feeling, you suddenly become depressed or lose hope. → See also sink I began to have a sinking feeling that I was not going to get rid of her …   English dictionary

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