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English definition of “bite your tongue”

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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.
Translations of “bite your tongue”
in Chinese (Traditional) 緘口不語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缄口不语…
(Definition of bite your tongue from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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