take the words out of mouth


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take the words (right) out of (one's) mouth

To unknowingly say what someone else is thinking or about to say. You took the words out of my mouth—I think she looks gorgeous, too! Well, I was about to give the same explanation, but you've taken the words right out of my mouth.
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word
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take the words out of someone's mouth

Fig. to say something just before someone else was going to say the same thing; to say something that someone who agrees with you might have said. That is exactly right! You took the words right out of my mouth! When you said "expensive," you took the words right out of my mouth!
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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