it still makes your butt buckle like a bunny rabbit's nose

flowersophy

Senior Member
Chinese-China
Hi,

Does "like a bunny rabbit's nose" mean "very nervous" in the following sentence?

To be up on that bridge for the first time, that high, and jump-it still makes your butt buckle like a bunny rabbit's nose.

Many thanks!
 
  • dermott

    Senior Member
    B.E. via Australian English
    It's a vulgar metaphor. :) Butt = bottom or backside, but in this case probably also anus. Popular theory has it that your anus contracts when you are nervous, a sight that could resemble a rabbit's nose twitching nervously. I've heard a similar metaphor used referencing a cat.
     

    Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    This is off-topic.

    To buckle like a bunny rabbit's nose is an invention of the author. It means to twitch and close up, similar to the involuntary clenching of the buttocks when one is frightened.
     
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