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My girlfriend once had a friend pop round her house and he brought his friend with him (both male). I replied "txt me when they're gone and I will come round," as it was early days in our relationship and I am little jealous and we had a minor falling out over something.

She sent me a txt saying "they have gone" and a couple of unrelated things. At the end of the txt she said "I have butterflies."

I see the expression having butterflies to mean you fancy someone or have a crush on them. I wouldn't want her to have a crush on her other friends: is that what "having butterflies" means?

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    This question is off-topic because its true subject appears to be conflicts arising from relationship dysfunction and paranoia. – Erik Kowal Dec 20 '14 at 5:43
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    Answered (for normal usage) at Etymology for the phrase "butterflies in stomach" – Edwin Ashworth Dec 20 '14 at 5:54
  • Short for "butterflies in the stomach" which means a slightly queasy feeling. Usually implies an emotional state rather than impending regurgitation. May be bad (stage fright, etc) or good (love, et al). – Hot Licks Dec 20 '14 at 16:03
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Neither having a crush or being angry is a common meaning for the phrase "butterflies," which usually indicates nervousness.

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"To have butterflies" sounds like an abbreviated form of "to have butterflies in my stomach", which often means to be nervous or anxious.

See also Wiktionary on that phrase.

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