the cat's got (one's) tongue

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the cat's got (one's) tongue

One is unable or unwilling to speak. Used especially in the form of the question, "(has the) cat got your tongue?" I tried asking him about the incident, but it seems the cat's got his tongue. A: "What's wrong, sonny? Cat got your tongue?" B: "Oh, he's just shy around new people, that's all."
See also: tongue
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the cat has got someone's tongue

someone is remaining silent.
See also: cat, tongue
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