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I burnt my tongue on the hot coffee.
English was clearly not his native tongue.
They were speaking in some foreign tongue.
She has a rather sharp tongue.
I hope you've not allowed yourself to be persuaded by Laura's silver tongue.
a tongue of flame/fire
I had trouble getting my tongue round some of their names.
If you can't keep a civil tongue in your head, just keep quiet.
It's not exactly a name that rolls off the tongue.
Leaving his car parked outside her house was bound to set tongues wagging.
I suspect he wrote that with tongue in cheek.
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American English version of definition of tongue
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a horn that is blown during some Jewish religious festivals
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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Definition of tongue from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.