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Meaning of “bite your tongue” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​lookedridiculous, but I ​bit my ​tongue .
(Definition of bite your tongue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bite your tongue”
in Chinese (Simplified) 缄口不语…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緘口不語…
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