one's heart skip a beat

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British pronunciation/wˈɒnz hˈɑːt skˈɪp mˈɪs ɐ bˈiːt/
American pronunciation/wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt skˈɪp mˈɪs ɐ bˈiːt/
one's heart skip a beat
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used to describe to a person feels a sudden, strong emotional reaction or physical sensation, often due to excitement, surprise, fear, or attraction

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{one's} heart [skip|miss] a beat definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "one's heart skip a beat" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "one's heart skip a beat" is difficult to trace with certainty. However, it likely emerged from the connection between strong emotions and the physiological response of the heart. It can be used to describe encounters with unexpected acts of kindness, thrilling moments in books or movies, surprising news or announcements, or even personal experiences that bring about a sudden rush of emotions.

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As he approached the finish line in first place, his heart skipped a beat in anticipation of victory.
The eerie noise in the dark forest made her heart skip a beat out of fear.
When he saw his childhood crush after many years, his heart skipped a beat with nostalgia and longing.
When she saw the surprise proposal, her heart skipped a beat from the excitement.
When Rachel saw Ethan walk into the room, her heart skipped a beat, and she felt herself falling head over heels for him.
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