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tongue-tied

1. mod. unable to speak from fear or confusion. (Standard English.) Why do you get tongue-tied in front of a crowd?
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was tongue-tied and couldn’t stand up.
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Tongue-tie division involves cutting the short, tight piece of skin that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
It is this author's experience that in many instances both the tongue-tie and maxillary lip-tie are found together and each may be a contributing cause of breastfeeding problems.
Midwife Sally Davies and Alison Clayton, Infant Feeding Coordinator, with a baby at the Tongue-Tie Division Clinic
In an effort to respond to design critiques, researchers investigating breastfeeding outcomes following tongue-tie release, used the randomised, controlled trial (RCT) methodology.
He has worked in the tongue-tie a couple of times at home, and has gone very well, so I hope he can make use of his inside draw to make it third time lucky.
I ran him again at Fontwell three days ago without the tongue-tie and he did not finish his race, but we put the tongue-tie on this time and he has won going away.
THE TIME HAS COME: Yarqus goes well at Sandown and looks set to collect there today on the back of two fine efforts since a tongue-tie was applied at Royal Ascot; TASTY AND TALENTED: Clive Brittain thinks Albabilia (right) can go to the very top and she gets her chance to win against the top fillies in tomorrow's Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh
Tongue-tie on, but stiff track probably not ideal and yard only 1-6 in handicaps here this century.
I WAS pleased to see the Racing Post story (December 1) regarding Beaujolais being allowed to run at Wetherby without the declared tongue-tie, prompted by my contacting the paper on the subject.
Carruthers was racing in a tongue-tie for the first time.
Saturday's success under Mattie Batchelor was Carruthers' first for nearly two years, and Bradstock is adamant the fitting of a tongue-tie played a significant role.
He's fitted with a tongue-tie for the first time in his career and Madden added: "We're trying one on him and hopefully it should help.
Tongue-tie aids Maraheb Fitting a tongue-strap paid off for Maraheb, an emphatic winner of the 1m handicap after making most of the running.
55) Three of the last six runners Rebecca Curtis has fitted with a first-time tongue-tie have won.