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give tongue to

To articulate; to give voice to something. I had to finally give tongue to my frustrations with Meg always borrowing my car and returning it with no gas.
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If she cannot go unmarked, he cannot either; the body giving tongue to its distress.
After Dame Hilda has demonstrated Danny Kaye's gift for linguistic gymnastics in giving tongue to Countess Mitzi, Dr Evadne is precipitately indisposed and unrestrained titters bounce about the auditorium.