(Has the) Cat got your tongue?
Teacher: Who is eating in the classroom? I can smell food. Is it you Nick?
Teacher: What's the matter Nick? Has the cat got your tongue?
Has the cat got your tongue? or Cat got your tongue? - this English idiom is asked when someone's silence is making them look suspicious.
Right, I hear that sometime, we have this idiom in French too.
Really? That's very interesting.
Yes it seems the same.... Does the cat eat your tongue? :)
I always like to find out that some idioms are the same in other languages!
I like the illustration for this idiom. So cute cat!
really nice idiom teacher :) I remember when I was in high school, often when we had the tests of theoretic subjects, we didn't learn them at home, we put them aside, pretended to ignore, haha, as the result we had to hide the learning materials under the table and waited for the right time when teacher did not see us, haha, and.......copied down to our paper..lolol...sometimes it worked, often not...and when not, teacher asked, he came and you know what, the cat got our tongues..:)))
Hehe. I can imagine the teacher asking you if the cat had your tongue! Is there a similar idiom in Vietnamese?
Yes, we do have some with the close meaning to this idiom :) which also are used to describe when we have no excuses for a mistake..:)
I wonder if a cat has ever got anyone's tongue.
I suspect that would be extremely painful.
absolutely painful and it would be worse if he couldnt talk again T T
I think this would happen sometimes to people who would love to kiss their cat :]]