Loosened my tongue - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
loosen somebody’s ˈtongue make somebody talk more freely than usual: A bottle of wine had loosened Harry’s tongue.
loosen (someone's) tongue
To cause (someone) to speak freely or carelessly or to divulge information.
References in classic literature
But it warmed my blood, it cheered my heart, it excited my brain, and - it loosened my tongue
An agony of pity and fear for Walter loosened my tongue
, and I implored him to escape.
He said: "This theory is the story which loosened my tongue
This latest theory was the last straw, the story which loosened my tongue
But now that it's come out, it's loosened my tongue
so that I can talk about it.
It loosened my tongue
and I told him I had ever only slept with one man in my life.