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Collywobbles means:
- a nervous feeling of fear and worry
  (很紧张 hěn jǐn zhāng)
- a state of intestinal disorder, usually accompanied by stomachache or a rumbling stomach
  (肚子痛或不舒服 dù zǐ tòng huò bù shū fu)

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For example, 'butterflies in the stomach'.


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Examples:

1. The Trig exam tomorrow really gives Tanya the collywobbles.

2. Goodness, I do believe the fry-up breakfast gave me the collywobbles.

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Post time 2013-1-6 17:22:46 |Display all floors
Let me try to make a sentense with the world collywobbles.

I usually feel collywobbles when eating not boiled potatoes. Am I right?

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Post time 2013-1-7 21:05:41 |Display all floors

Not bad though this would be better:


I usually get the collywobbles whenever I eat uncooked potatoes.


or


Eating raw potatoes usually gives me the collywobbles.



We usually say:


'I feel like I have collywobbles'  or 'I get the collywobbles' {:soso_e100:}





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