Meaning of “tongues wagging” in the English Dictionary

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"tongues wagging" in British English

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tongues wagging


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)

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