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English definition of “tongues wagging”

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 .Revealing secrets and becoming known
(Definition of tongues wagging from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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