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tongues wagging

informal
If what someone says or does starts tongues wagging, it causes other people to start talking and guessing things about their private lives: Do you think if we leave the party together it will set/start tongues wagging? They tried to keep their affair secret, but it wasn't long before tongues began to wag.
(Definition of tongues wagging from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tongues wagging”
in Chinese (Simplified) 说闲话,嚼舌…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說閒話,嚼舌…
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