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give tongue

To bark or cry out, as of a dog in pursuit. Once the dog gave tongue, we knew we had found the evidence we'd been looking for.
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A new drama called Giving Tongue, about a lesbian Labour MP, features two women romping in a bath.
He also denied Giving Tongue and another drama Crossing the Floor - which features the work of Labour spin doctors - was an attempt to "smear" New Labour.