English Idiom - Cat Got Your Tongue

Today's idiom is cat got your tongue. We use this idiom when someone has nothing to say, or when they are unusually quiet.

This may be an easy one to remember, because it's quite visual! If the cat has your tongue, you are literally unable able to speak! πŸ‘… 😸

Here’s some examples!


I had a big speech prepared, but when I got up on stage, I froze! Cat got my tongue!

Why are you so quiet? Cat got your tongue?

Lilly was very opinionated but today she didn't have much to say. I wondered if the cat got her tongue!


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