bite your tongue | hold your tongue
Meaning: If you bite your tongue, or hold your tongue, you force yourself not to say something you really want to to say.
- I wanted to tell Carlos he was being stupid, but I bit my tongue and just sat there.
- You're going to have to learn to hold your tongue instead of saying whatever comes into your head.
You really have to hold your tongue, or bite your tongue, when you're being spoken to by