Has the Cat Got Your Tongue?

Speak up! What idiom do you want? Come on! Tell me! Has the cat got your tongue?

The idiom is used to compel someone to speak, say something, or give a response when they are (unusually) quiet. It is often said by adults to children. When someone is speechless or without words (sometimes out of surprise) you will say “Cat got your tongue?” to prompt them to react.


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