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The meaning of "bite your tongue"

" Bite your tongue "
Avoid speaking.
I knew his wife wasn't faithful but I didn't like to say - I thought it best to bite my tongue.
Where did it originate?:
Britain. Early (pre 1000AD) English, in the form of hold or keep one's tongue.
Where is it used?:
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