Hold your tongue 保持緘默

Image caption A young woman with a pierced tongue

今日短語

如果有人讓你 hold your tongue, 那意思就是讓你閉嘴,別說了,尤其是在你說了不中聽的話時。

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.

請注意

短語 slip of the tongue 的意思是口誤、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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