slides her stomach


Senior Member
Could you please tell me if the use of 'slide' combined with stomach is quite common in English or if it is the author's choice?

Here is the context:

It is his boots she sees first. Softest calfskin leather, by now a little scuffed. The sight of them slides her stomach. Horrified, she watches Jack Philips, fevered-looking, the malice written on his face, stride across the hallway tiles.

Source: The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton.
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  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    I've never heard or seen it in the US before. This phrase is probably something that Burton invented. If it's not, perhaps a British member can tell you whether that expression is common in the UK.

    Crossed paths with Sound Shift.