One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Said to someone who remains silent when they are expected to speak.
- ‘So what happened to you now, cat got your tongue?’
- ‘‘What's the matter, little girl, has the cat got your tongue?’’
- ‘If others wanted to know what had been said, they would ask, ‘Tell us, or has the cat got your tongue?’’
- ‘A brief silence ensued and the prince continued to gaze at her, which only persuaded Christine to then ask, ‘Has the cat got your tongue?’"’
- ‘‘What's wrong, cat got your tongue?’’
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