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you took the words right out of my mouth

This page is about the conversational phrase you took the words right out of my mouth

Meaning

You can say this if someone says what you were about to say.

For example

  • "It reminds of that John Lennon song 'Working Class Hero'."
    "Exactly! You took the words right out my mouth!"

  • "Look at him. He looks just like his father."
    "I was just thinking that! You took the words right out my mouth!"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "You took the words right out of my mouth!", you must have

a. said the same thing as them

b. said what they were thinking

c. thought what they were saying

Contributor: Matt Errey