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find one's tongue

Fig. to be able to talk; to figure out what to say. Tom was speechless for a moment. Then he found his tongue. Ann was unable to find her tongue. She sat there in silence.
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find your tongue

to begin to speak after being silent because you felt nervous or frightened Amy took a step forward and finally found her tongue. 'I'm Rhoda's friend,' she said.
See find out how the land lies
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