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lgbasallote

  • 2 years ago

What is the origin of the idiom "worms in stomach" for someone who eats a lot? is there any biological background to it?

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  1. Calliope
    • 2 years ago
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    I've never heard that idiom, but I suppose it could have something to do with intestinal parasites.

  2. lgbasallote
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    oh. i was thinking tapeworms...

  3. Calliope
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    It was once believed that tapeworms could help you lose weight,actually. They can't, since they take such a tiny amount of nutrition from the host, but some other parasitic worms probably can.

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