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Meaning of “loosen sb's tongue” in the English Dictionary

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loosen sb's tongue

to make someone ​speak more ​freely: A ​couple of ​glasses of ​champagne had ​loosened my ​tongue and I said things that ​perhaps I shouldn't have.

loosen sb's tongue

to make someone ​speak very ​honestly: A few ​beers should ​loosen his tongue.
(Definition of loosen sb's tongue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “loosen sb's tongue”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)说出,使(某人)讲实话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)說出,使(某人)講實話…
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