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Then I went to the nurse's office and told her I had a stomach ache, which was true, because I felt like I'd been kicked in the gut. What does "kicked in the gut" mean?
Nov 7, 2021 9:55 AM
Answers · 7
literally take a kick in the stomach from someone or something describing quite intense pain
November 7, 2021
It just means “kicked in the stomach”, meaning their stomach hurt.
November 7, 2021
"I felt like I had been kicked in the gut," usually means "I was hurt emotionally, not physically." It implies a sudden and severe emotional pain, as bad as being kicked in the stomach. It is a figure of speech and not literal.
November 7, 2021
Kicked in the gut is just an expression to say how awful they feel, because getting physically kicked in the gut is a terrible feeling so that's what they're trying to express.
November 7, 2021
It is an expression..."gut" is your insides (abdominal area) so you have a pain as uf someonw had kicked you in the gut
November 7, 2021
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