What is the meaning of the English expression “Cat Got Your Tongue?”
As with so many English idioms and expressions, this is another strange mental image. Imagine a cat holding or eating your tongue! Well, actually that is basically what it means. If the cat had your tongue, would you be able to talk? No, probably not.
So, the meaning of the English idiom, “Has the cat got your tongue?” means: “Are you unable to talk for some reason?”
When to use the English idiom “Cat Got Your Tongue”
Again, most English idioms are used to add colour and variety to our language. When you ask somebody a question and they don’t seem to have an answer, you may jokingly say, What’s the problem? cat got your tongue?
Depending on how aggressively you use it, it can be fun, or provoking and may indicate that you want to prove that the person doesn’t know what they are talking about.
Practice using this expression below and we will correct any mistakes! 🙂 by BH for WH