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Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Tell Me Why |

What Do You Mean by the Term Have Your Heart in Your Mouth?

What Do You Mean by the Term Have Your Heart in Your Mouth?

This expression means that you are really scared or anxious about something. The ancient Greek poet Homer used the phrase thousands of years ago when he wrote the famous poem The Iliad, and people have been using it ever since.

When your heart starts pounding so much that you can feel a thumping in your throat, it may feel like you “have your heart in your mouth.”

But the good news is that your heart can’t move into your throat, mouth, or anywhere else. It stays put!

Content for this question contributed by Nelson Dawkins, resident of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA