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bite one's tongueTo forcibly prevent oneself from uttering a word.
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bite one's tongueAn admonishment to someone who has said something unfeeling or harsh.
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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.
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forked tongueThe characteristic of deceptiveness; duplicity; untruthfulness.
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hold one's tongueTo keep quiet; especially, to leave something unsaid.
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on the tip of one's tongueKnown but not quite remembered.
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roll off the tongueTo proceed into oral expression in a manner which is fluent, appealing, or glib.
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sharp tongueThe practice or characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner.
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silver tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.
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silver-tongueThe trait of being clever at speaking, often in a deceitful way.
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slip of the tongueA mistake in speech.
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speak with a forked tongueTo speak deceptively; to be duplicitous or untruthful.
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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.
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tongue-in-cheekNot intended seriously; jocular or humorous.
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tongue-tiedUnable to speak; at a loss for words.
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wicked tongueAn abusive, vulgar, nasty, or otherwise objectionable manner of speaking.
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Bronx cheerA razzing noise made with the lips and tongue; a raspberry.
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lick one's chopsTo use one's tongue to remove moistness from the sides of one's mouth, as when salivating or at the conclusion of a meal.
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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say
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tonsil hockeyFrench kissing; tongue kissing.
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tonsil tennisFrench kissing; tongue kissing
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within ames aceNearly, very near (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue).
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