Definition of one's gorge rises in English:

one's gorge rises


  • One is sickened or disgusted.

    ‘looking at it, Wendy felt her gorge rise’
    • ‘But the fellow is so blaringly (sorry, glaringly) mendacious and so sickeningly politically correct - in short, so palpably a 21st century man - that my gorge rises.’
    • ‘God, just when I try to think of more to say about the show, my gorge rises and I can't imagine that any network concerned about the quality of programming, would have canceled it.’
    • ‘I don't know about you but my gorge rises when a TV personality who's made his bones with long ironic sighs and sideglances starts to speak phrases like ‘We need you to be honest!’’
    • ‘And yet my gorge rises at those fatuous journalists continually prating about this ‘Greatest War of all time,’ this ‘Great Drama,’ this ‘world catastrophe unparalleled in human history,’ because it is easy to see that they are really more thrilled than shocked by the immensity of the War.’
    • ‘All, in a rumbling tone of ‘Then all I have to say is,’ returns Podsnap, putting the thing away with his right arm, ‘that my gorge rises against such a marriage - that it offends and disgusts me - that it makes me sick - and that I desire to know no more about it.’’
    • ‘Before a few days are out, I figure the Nautilus will lie abreast of Nova Scotia, and from there to Newfoundland is the mouth of a large gulf, and the St. Lawrence empties into that gulf, and the St. Lawrence is my own river, the river running by Quebec, my hometown - and when I think about all this, my gorge rises and my hair stands on end!’
    • ‘I can't help it, my gorge rises to overflowing every time I think about the unbelievably stupid mistakes our leaders made.’
    • ‘The Austens were very much fringe types, and when Austen forces us to listen to a speech like that of Sir Thomas on his expectations of what a Fanny Price will probably be, and our gorge rises it is because Austen's gorge rises.’