One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be able (or unable) to express oneself after a shock.‘she found her tongue and shakily voiced her only fear’‘lost your tongue?’
- ‘Carson stood stuttering for a moment, and then suddenly found his tongue.’
- ‘Morgan finally found his tongue, and called out after her.’
- ‘I think it's time I proved to myself and to those around me that I haven't lost my tongue just yet.’
- ‘He was able to find his tongue again and struggle out a simple thank you to the elderly woman.’
- ‘I quickly found my tongue and responded indignantly.’
- ‘Rena slowly enters the elevator, and when the doors close behind her she finds her tongue.’
- ‘After a moment's pause, Louise found her tongue.’
- ‘The allegation stunned us all but Hayley managed to find her tongue before Terry and me.’
- ‘By the time she finally found her tongue, he had dragged her half the length of the alley.’
- ‘Only after he escorted her onto the dance floor did she find her tongue.’
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