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has the cat got your tongue?

Definition of has the cat got your tongue? in English:

Said to someone who remains silent when they are expected to speak.
Example sentences
  • If others wanted to know what had been said, they would ask, ‘Tell us, or has the cat got your tongue?’
  • ‘What's the matter, little girl, has the cat got your tongue?’
  • A brief silence ensued and the prince continued to gaze at her, which only persuaded Christine to then ask, ‘Has the cat got your tongue?’"
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