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Bite your tongue

Posted by Dan-o on September 24, 2007

I hear all the time the phrase "Bite your tongue," meaning to hush your mouth. I'm thinking that that is a mutation of the original phrase, "Bide your tongue," meaning hold back your tongue, lest you say something you will regret.

What is the correct phrase and where did it come from?

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