loosen tongue


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loosen your tongue

to cause you to talk without thinking carefully about what you are saying The vodka really loosened her tongue and I found out exactly what happened that night.
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loosen your tongue

if alcohol loosens your tongue, it makes you talk a lot without thinking carefully about what you are saying Her tongue loosened by drink, she began to say things that she would later regret.
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loosen (someone's) tongue

To cause (someone) to speak freely or carelessly or to divulge information.
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I suspect that not even Long Island's entire annual production of Ice Tea is going to loosen tongues this time.
ATUTOR has started Welsh classes in a pub, saying there is nothing like alcohol to loosen tongues.
Gombrich once wrote that he hoped to "open eyes, not loosen tongues.
Drink does loosen tongues, as well as inhibitions, but they tighten up again when the effects of the booze wear off.