lose one's tongue

{v. phr.}, informal To be so embarrassed or surprised that you cannot talk. * /The man would always lose his tongue when he was introduced to new people./ Compare: CAT GET ONE'S TONGUE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • lose one's tongue — To become speechless from emotion • • • Main Entry: ↑tongue …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose one's tongue — ► find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • lose one's tongue — {v. phr.}, informal To be so embarrassed or surprised that you cannot talk. * /The man would always lose his tongue when he was introduced to new people./ Compare: CAT GET ONE S TONGUE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose\ one's\ tongue — v. phr., informal to be so embarrassed or surprised that you cannot talk. The man would always lose his tongue when he was introduced to new people. Compare: cat get one s tongue …   Словарь американских идиом

  • find (or lose) one's tongue — be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. → tongue …   English new terms dictionary

  • lose one's rag — vb British to lose one s temper, lose control of oneself. This mainly working class expression is of obscure origin; the word rag has meant variously one s tongue, a flag, to tease and to bluster or rage, but none of these senses can be… …   Contemporary slang

  • find one's tongue — ► find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • find one's tongue — find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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

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