lose one s tongue

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

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

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

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  • 7 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

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

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

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 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

  • 13 tongue — ► NOUN 1) the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech. 2) the tongue of an ox or lamb as food. 3) a person s style or manner of speaking: a debater with a caustic tongue. 4) a …

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  • 14 tongue — tongueless, adj. tonguelike, adj. /tung/, n., v. tongued, tonguing. n. 1. Anat. the usually movable organ in the floor of the mouth in humans and most vertebrates, functioning in eating, in tasting, and, in humans, in speaking. See diag. under… …

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  • 15 tongue — /tʌŋ / (say tung) noun 1. an organ in humans and most vertebrates occupying the floor of the mouth and often protrusible and freely movable, being the principal organ of taste, and, in humans, of articulate speech. 2. Zoology an organ in the… …

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  • 16 tongue — n. & v. n. 1 the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth used in tasting, licking, and swallowing, and (in man) for speech. 2 the tongue of an ox etc. as food. 3 the faculty of or a tendency in speech (a sharp tongue). 4 a particular language (the… …

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  • 17 tongue — noun 1》 the fleshy muscular organ in the mouth, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech.     ↘the tongue of an ox or lamb, as food. 2》 a person s style or manner of speaking. 3》 a particular language. 4》 a strip …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 One Power — In The Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan, the One Power is the force that maintains the continuous motion of the Wheel of Time. It comes from the True Source, and it is separated into two halves: saidin /saɪˈd …

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  • 19 Items of the One Power — In the fictional world of Robert Jordan s The Wheel of Time series, several items of the One Power are known to exist. These are items that were created during the time of the Age of Legends and vary in use, function, ability, and power. The… …

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  • 20 To hold one's day — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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