Hold your tongue 保持缄默

Image caption A young woman with a pierced tongue

今日短语

如果有人让你 hold your tongue, 那意思就是让你闭嘴,别说了,尤其是在你说了不中听的话时。

例句

I'm going to have to hold my tongue because I keep saying what I think and people get upset!

I had to tell Jane to hold her tongue; what she was saying didn't help us move forward in our planning meeting.

请注意

短语 slip of the tongue 的意思是口误、失言。

例句

I meant to tell her she was fun not fat; it was just a slip of the tongue!

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