bite one's tongue

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An admonishment to someone who has said something unfeeling or harsh.
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Bite your tongue! She has enough on her mind without having to worry about comments like that from you.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'bite one's tongue':

bite one's tongueTo forcibly prevent oneself from uttering a word.
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