(the) cat has someone's tongue

Definition of (the) cat has someone's tongue

informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a carnivorous mammal (Felis catus) long domesticated as a pet and for catching rats and mice

    :  any of a family (Felidae) of carnivorous usually solitary and nocturnal mammals (as the domestic cat, lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cougar, wildcat, lynx, and cheetah)

    :  a malicious woman

  1. : catalog

    : catalyst

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

tongueplay
  1. :  a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ

    :  a part of various invertebrate animals that is analogous to the tongue

    :  the flesh of a tongue (as of the ox or sheep) used as food

  1. :  scold

    :  to touch or lick with or as if with the tongue

    :  to cut a tongue on


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