spill one's guts (out)
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British pronunciation/spˈɪl wˈɒnz ɡˈʌts ˈaʊt/
American pronunciation/spˈɪl wˈʌnz ɡˈʌts ˈaʊt/
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to vomit in a very extensive way

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to [spill] {one's} guts (out|) definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "spill one's guts" and when to use it?

The phrase "spill one's guts" is an idiomatic expression that originated from the graphic and vivid imagery of forcefully expelling the contents of one's stomach. It is commonly used informally to describe the act of vomiting. It emphasizes the forcefulness or intensity of the act.

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to share with someone all one's feelings, most private thoughts, and secrets

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What is the origin of the idiom "spill one's gut" and when to use it?

The phrase "spill one's guts" is an idiomatic expression that originated metaphorically to describe the act of revealing or sharing one's deepest emotions, private thoughts, and secrets with someone. It conveys the image of opening up and pouring out all of one's innermost thoughts and feelings. It is commonly used to describe the act of sharing or confessing a significant amount of personal information or secrets to someone. It implies a sense of honesty, vulnerability, and a willingness to disclose intimate details.

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Emma couldn't handle the roller coaster ride and ended up spilling her guts right afterward.
It took a few glasses of wine, but eventually, Mark loosened up and started spilling his guts to his friends about his recent breakup.
Yesterday, Emily spilt her guts out after drinking too much at the party.
Despite his initial hesitation, John eventually decided to spill his guts out and share his deepest fears with his therapist.
Yesterday, Emily spilt her guts out after drinking too much at the party.
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