(the) cat has someone's tongue

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Definition of (the) cat has someone's tongue

informal
used to say that someone is not saying anything "You'll have to excuse him. I'm afraid the cat has his tongue tonight."

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“(the) cat has someone's tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28the%29%20cat%20has%20someone%27s%20tongue. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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