Idiom of the Day
bite your tongue | hold your tongue
Today: Tue, 20 Oct 2020
If you bite your tongue, or hold your tongue, you force yourself not to say something you really want 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.
Note: These two idioms have the same meaning, though "hold your tongue" is more old-fashioned than "bite your tongue".
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