What Is the Origin of the Idiom Cat Got Your Tongue?

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There are many theories behind the origin of where the idiom cat go your tongue originated. Some say that it came from the Middle East, because liars had their tongues cut out and fed to the King's cat. Other claim that it came from the fear of being whipped with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
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The phrase comes from the old British Navy. Sailors where
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An allusiion to the fact that you are being silent - the suggestion that the cat may have caught your tongue (as it would a small creature) is a typicallly macabre Victorian nursery
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1. Swallow the cat hair halfway, so it is still in your throat, and in reach of your tongue. Ad. 2. Move the hair to the side of your mouth with your tongue. 3. Get the hair on the
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