cat got your tongue

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Definition of cat got your tongue

informal
used to ask someone why he or she is not saying anything "You've been unusually quiet tonight," she said. "What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?"

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“Cat got your tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%20got%20your%20tongue. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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