holds one's tongue

phrase

variants or holds one's peace
present tense third-person singular of hold one's tongue
as in dries up
to stop talking There are times when it is more prudent to hold your tongue than to express your opinion.

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“Holds one's tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/holds%20one%27s%20tongue. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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