Hello, teachers!
I would like to ask you about the expression "sick to/in one's stomach".

[1] Does this sentence mean A, B, or both?
- I feel sick to/in my stomach.
A. I have a stomach ache.
B. I feel nausea.

[2] Do we use these expressions too?
- I feel sick to/in my heart/head/back/leg.

[3] Could you please check and correct my sentences?
1. I feel sick (in/to my stomach). / Take/Try this medicine.
2. Bad/Rotten/Spoiled/Stale food makes you sick (in/to your stomach).
3. I felt sick (in/to my stomach) when I first heard the story.
4. The cruel sight made me (feel) sick (in/to my stomach)!

Thank you very much.
Enjoy twinkling stars in the dark sky.
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The correct expression to indicate a feeling of digestive unease is "sick to (one's) stomach." It is also used metaphorically to indicate a feeling of disgust or repulsion.

"To be sick at..." can't be used with any other part of the body that is afflicted, only the stomach.

There's an idiom, "sick at heart," that is not related to physical ailments. "Sick at heart" means "full of emotional pain, usually at a sad, tragic event or situation." You could say it if you see someone suffering in some way.

A slang expression to describe someone who seems mentally unbalanced is "sick in the head."

You can say "I have a stomach ache" when your stomach hurts or "I feel nauseated" when you are about to lose the contents of your stomach.

Marilyn Martin

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