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Cat Got Your Tongue

Do you know what it means?

Meaning:
A question addressed to someone who is inexplicably silent. The implication is that the person’s tongue is missing.
Example:
All you have to do is tell us who attacked you and we will arrest them. Why so quiet? Has the cat got your tongue?
Where did it originate?:
America, 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide
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