Bite your tongue

Do you know the English expression “to bite (one’s) tongue“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jean: Did you tell Emma what you thought of her cooking?

Phil: No, I bit my tongue. She would have been upset.

Does it mean:

a) not say something you want to say

b) physically bite your tongue

c) say something you want to say

d) lie

The answer is below↓

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Answer: a) not say something you want to say