[heart skip a
beat] or [heart miss a beat] 1. The heart leaves outor seems to leave out a
beat; the heart beats hard or leaps fromexcitement or strong feeling. - Often
When Paulsaw the bear standing in front of him, his heart
skipped a beat.
2.To be startled or excited from surprise, joy. or fright.
When Lindawas told that she had won, her heart missed a