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2021.06.28 05:16

Idioms — “bite your tongue” and “hold your tongue”

All of us

, unfortunately, have been in a situation where we might have wanted to say something to someone, but because we didn’t want to make the situation worse or make someone upset, we just kept quiet. To keep quiet and not say what you want to say is the meaning for these idioms.

✔️Examples

•No matter what our grandmother says to us, whether it’s nice or not, we always have to bite our tongues because we respect her so much.

• Sam, you will have to learn how to hold your tongue. You cannot always say what you are thinking around your boss.

• Even though her friend insulted her, she’s such a nice and understanding person, she just held her tongue.
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  • Vinay Kumar 2021.06.28 05:37

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    Thank you@GaoNu
  • 일지매 2021.06.28 06:12

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    I used to be a big mouth. I’m trying to hold my tongue. Sometimes silence is even better than talking too much.
  • GaoNu 가오누 2021.06.28 19:34

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    @zoleikha That’s very interesting! Thank you for sharing that information!
  • GaoNu 가오누 2021.06.28 19:35

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    @일지매 nice job reading. ☺️
  • KoSooHyeon 2021.06.28 22:36

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    We should know when or how to hold our tongue to work together in the office.
  • GaoNu 가오누 2021.07.07 18:23

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    @KoSooHyeon 👏

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