hold one's tongue
or hold one's peace phrasal to keep silent ; keep one's thoughts to oneself

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hold one's tongue — {v. phr.} To be silent; keep still; not talk. May be considered rude. * /The teacher told Fred to hold his tongue./ * /If people would hold their tongues from unkind speech, fewer people would be hurt/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold one's tongue — {v. phr.} To be silent; keep still; not talk. May be considered rude. * /The teacher told Fred to hold his tongue./ * /If people would hold their tongues from unkind speech, fewer people would be hurt/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold one's tongue — ► hold one s tongue informal remain silent. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • hold one's tongue — phrasal : to keep silent told the boy sharply to hold his tongue * * * hold one s tongue see under ↑hold1 • • • Main Entry: ↑tongue * * * [often in imperative] informal remain silent …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold one's tongue — idi hold one s tongue, to remain silent; refrain from speaking …   From formal English to slang

  • hold one's tongue — (also hold one s peace) Be still, keep still, keep silence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hold\ one's\ tongue — v. phr. To be silent; keep still; not talk. May be considered rude. The teacher told Fred to hold his tongue. If people would hold their tongues from unkind speech, fewer people would be hurt …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold one's tongue — verb to keep quiet; especially, to leave something unsaid I dont like his political ideas, but I will hold my tongue …   Wiktionary

  • hold one's tongue — keep quiet He decided to hold his tongue rather than give his honest opinion …   Idioms and examples

  • hold one's tongue — informal remain silent. → hold …   English new terms dictionary

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