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bite your tongue

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Definition


To stop yourself from saying something.

Context : Business, Relationships, Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: 

Usage of “bite your tongue”

  1. I really wanted to make him look bad, but I had to bite my tongue and keep quite.

Examples of idiom “bite your tongue” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'jillianbeth'
    jillianbeth:

    always better to bite your tongue & not say something & wish you had than to say something then wish you hadn't. true? true.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'laurendynasty'
    laurendynasty:

    @allisonleighhh sometimes you have to say want you want to and not bite your tongue! :)

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'jiagirl'
    jiagirl:

    @dancesippydance hahahaha....bite your tongue as long as you can. I have "friends" that I've never commented on b/c my Mama taught me right.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ChantalBorgella'
    ChantalBorgella:

    You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday. Speak your heart but don't bite your tongue -- Aaliyah.