take the words out of someone's mouth

take the words out of someone's mouth

Anticipate what someone is about to say; also, completely agree with someone. For example, When you mentioned her dislike of fish you took the words right out of my mouth, or You took the words out of my mouth when you said he was stupid. This idiom was first recorded in 1574.
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word

take the words out of someone's mouth

If you take the words out of someone's mouth, you say the thing that they were just about to say. `Let's have lunch.' — `Ah, you took the words right out of my mouth, Lisa.'
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word

take the words out of someone's mouth

say what someone else was about to say.
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word
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