Meaning of “bite your tongue” in the English Dictionary

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"bite your tongue" in British English

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bite your tongue

to stop yourself from saying something that you would really like to say:

I wanted to tell him exactly what I thought of him, but I had to bite my tongue.

(Definition of “bite your tongue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bite your tongue" in American English

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bite your tongue

to stop yourself from saying something:

I wanted to tell him he looked ridiculous, but I bit my tongue .

(Definition of “bite your tongue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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