cat got one's tongue

You are not able or willing to talk because of shyness. Usually used about children or as a question to children. * /Tommy's father asked Tommy if the cat had got his tongue./ * /The little girl had a poem to recite, but the cat got her tongue./ Compare: LOSE ONE'S TONGUE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • cat got one's tongue — You are not able or willing to talk because of shyness. Usually used about children or as a question to children. * /Tommy s father asked Tommy if the cat had got his tongue./ * /The little girl had a poem to recite, but the cat got her tongue./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cat\ get\ one's\ tongue — You are not able or willing to talk because of shyness. Usually used about children or as a question to children. Tommy s father asked Tommy if the cat had got his tongue. The little girl had a poem to recite, but the cat got her tongue. Compare …   Словарь американских идиом

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