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hold your tongue

to ​stop yourself from ​speaking: I ​wanted to ​scream, "You’re an ​idiot!" but I ​held my ​tongue.
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"hold your tongue" in British English

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hold your tongue

to not ​speak: Hold ​yourtongue, ​young man! I'm going to have to ​learn to hold my ​tongue (= to not say things that ​upsetpeople).
(Definition of hold your tongue from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold your tongue”
in Chinese (Simplified) 别说话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 別說話…
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