find one's tongue

find one's tongue
find (or lose) one's tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock.
Main Entry: tongue

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  • find one's tongue — find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock …   Useful english dictionary

  • find one's tongue — regain one s ability to respond, retort, respond …   English contemporary dictionary

  • find (or lose) one's tongue — be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. → tongue …   English new terms dictionary

  • lose one's tongue — ► find (or lose) one s tongue be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock. Main Entry: ↑tongue …   English terms dictionary

  • To find one's self — Find Find (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Found} (found); p. pr. & vb. n. {Finding}.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. pi ptein… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • find one's --- — {v. phr.} To become able to use (some power of the body or mind.) * /In the program for the parents, John was nervous and could not speak at first; then he found his tongue./ * /The young bird had just found its wings./ * /The baby was just… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find one's --- — {v. phr.} To become able to use (some power of the body or mind.) * /In the program for the parents, John was nervous and could not speak at first; then he found his tongue./ * /The young bird had just found its wings./ * /The baby was just… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find\ one's\ --- — v. phr. To become able to use (some power of the body or mind.) In the program for the parents, John was nervous and could not speak at first; then he found his tongue. The young bird had just found its wings. The baby was just beginning to find… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tongue — [tuŋ] n. [ME tunge < OE, akin to Ger zunge < IE base * dṇĝhū , tongue > L lingua (OL dingua)] 1. the movable muscular structure attached to the floor of the mouth in most vertebrates: it is an important organ in the ingestion of food,… …   English World dictionary

  • tongue — tongueless, adj. tonguelike, adj. /tung/, n., v. tongued, tonguing. n. 1. Anat. the usually movable organ in the floor of the mouth in humans and most vertebrates, functioning in eating, in tasting, and, in humans, in speaking. See diag. under… …   Universalium

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