lose\ one's\ tongue

lose\ one's\ tongue
v. phr., informal to be so embarrassed or surprised that you cannot talk.

The man would always lose his tongue when he was introduced to new people.

Compare: cat get one's tongue

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  • lose one's tongue — ► find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • lose one's tongue — {v. phr.}, informal To be so embarrassed or surprised that you cannot talk. * /The man would always lose his tongue when he was introduced to new people./ Compare: CAT GET ONE S TONGUE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lose one's tongue — {v. phr.}, informal To be so embarrassed or surprised that you cannot talk. * /The man would always lose his tongue when he was introduced to new people./ Compare: CAT GET ONE S TONGUE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find (or lose) one's tongue — be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. → tongue …   English new terms dictionary

  • find one's tongue — ► find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • find one's tongue — find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose one's rag — vb British to lose one s temper, lose control of oneself. This mainly working class expression is of obscure origin; the word rag has meant variously one s tongue, a flag, to tease and to bluster or rage, but none of these senses can be… …   Contemporary slang

  • cat got one's tongue — You are not able or willing to talk because of shyness. Usually used about children or as a question to children. * /Tommy s father asked Tommy if the cat had got his tongue./ * /The little girl had a poem to recite, but the cat got her tongue./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cat got one's tongue — You are not able or willing to talk because of shyness. Usually used about children or as a question to children. * /Tommy s father asked Tommy if the cat had got his tongue./ * /The little girl had a poem to recite, but the cat got her tongue./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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