loosen (one's) tongue

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loosen (one's) tongue

To cause one to speak uninhibitedly. Often refers to the effect of alcohol. A few drinks will loosen her tongue, and then I'm sure she'll tell me the secret without me even having to ask. I've never met a reporter like Courtney. She can loosen the tongue of even the cagiest politician.
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loosen somebody’s ˈtongue

make somebody talk more freely than usual: A bottle of wine had loosened Harry’s tongue.
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loosen (someone's) tongue

To cause (someone) to speak freely or carelessly or to divulge information.
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We've all been there, spilling the beans or slating people - with or without a glass of wine to loosen our tongues - but we don't all get caught on film doing it.
It can enliven the most tedious of occasions ('I drink to make other people interesting' is one of my favourite quotations) and it provides the tools needed to dispense with our inhibitions and loosen our tongues.
And of course, Bitz has been asked to join the esteemed judging panel but we will not reveal who we are voting for - unless you can loosen our tongues with a few drinks