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hold one's tongueTo keep quiet; especially, to leave something unsaid.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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bite one's tongueTo forcibly prevent oneself from uttering a word.Rate it:

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bite one's tongueAn admonishment to someone who has said something unfeeling or harsh.Rate it:

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on the tip of one's tongueKnown but not quite remembered.Rate it:

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take one's tongue out of someone's assTo stop flattering someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion.Rate it:

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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.Rate it:

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forked tongueThe characteristic of deceptiveness; duplicity; untruthfulness.Rate it:

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roll off the tongueTo proceed into oral expression in a manner which is fluent, appealing, or glib.Rate it:

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sharp tongueThe practice or characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner.Rate it:

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silver tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.Rate it:

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silver-tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.Rate it:

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slip of the tongueA mistake in speech.Rate it:

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speak with a forked tongueTo speak deceptively; to be duplicitous or untruthful.Rate it:

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tongue-in-cheekNot intended seriously; jocular or humorous.Rate it:

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tongue-tiedUnable to speak; at a loss for words.Rate it:

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wicked tongueAn abusive, vulgar, nasty, or otherwise objectionable manner of speaking.Rate it:

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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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hold one's breathTo inhale and then intentionally close the epiglottis so that one's breath is not exhaled.Rate it:

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hold one's breathTo wait, as if breathlessly.Rate it:

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hold one's head highto act with pride; to be proud in a positive wayRate it:

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hold one's horsesTo be patient; to wait.Rate it:

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hold one's liquorTo be resistant to intoxication or to show few signs of intoxication, even after consuming a significant amount of alcohol.Rate it:

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hold one's nerveTo stay calm facing nervousness.Rate it:

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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.Rate it:

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hold one's peaceTo refrain from speaking; to be silent.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo be patient; to control one's impulses.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo hold one's urine.Rate it:

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hold up one's endI'm holding up my end and you had better hold up yours.Rate it:

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hold up one's endTo hold up one's end of the bargain; to fulfill one's promise or obligation.Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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hold offTo delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.Rate it:

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hold onWait a short while.Rate it:

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hold outTo hold something out; to extend forward.Rate it:

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hold your fireWait, don't retaliate, calm down, be quiet.Rate it:

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to get hold of wrong end of the stickto not understand the situation correctlyRate it:

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hold backTo contain; stop.Rate it:

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hold backTo delay, especially in school.Rate it:

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hold onTo hold, grasp, or grip.Rate it:

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hold upTo rob at gunpoint.Rate it:

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hold onTo keep; to store something for someone.Rate it:

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hold upTo support or lift.Rate it:

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hold overSomething left from an earlier time.Rate it:

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hold upTo wait or delay.Rate it:

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on holdWaiting on a telephone call.Rate it:

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apron string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:

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apron-string holdAn estate held by a man during his wife's life.Rate it:

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don't hold your breathdon't hold your breathRate it:

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hold a candleTo compare; to be even remotely of the same quality, skill, etc. as another.Rate it:

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