take the words out of (one's) mouth

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take the words out of (one's) mouth

To unknowingly say what someone else is thinking or about to say. You took the words right out of my mouth—I think she looks gorgeous, too!
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word

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

take the words out of someone's mouth

Anticipate what someone is about to say; also, completely agree with someone. For example, When you mentioned her dislike of fish you took the words right out of my mouth, or You took the words out of my mouth when you said he was stupid. This idiom was first recorded in 1574.
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word

take the words out of someone's mouth

If you take the words out of someone's mouth, you say the thing that they were just about to say. `Let's have lunch.' — `Ah, you took the words right out of my mouth, Lisa.'
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word

take the words out of someone's mouth

say what someone else was about to say.
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word

take the words (right) out of somebody’s ˈmouth

say exactly what another person was going to say: ‘The speed limit on motorways should be raised.’ ‘I agree completely! You’ve taken the words right out of my mouth!’
See also: mouth, of, out, take, word
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