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The meaning of "cat got your tongue"

" Cat got your tongue? "
Meaning:
A question addressed to someone who is inexplicably silent. The implication is that the person's tongue is missing.
Example:
All you have to do is tell us who attacked you and we will arrest them. Why so quiet? Has the cat got your tongue?
Where did it originate?:
America, 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but little used amongst the young.
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