to bite your tongue meaning?

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What's the meaning of "to bite your tongue" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Biting your tongue can sometimes be difficult.
 
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Idiom Definition:


"to bite your tongue"
to make a conscious effort to not say anything, usually for the sake of politeness or peace
 
Synonyms:
closemouthed, hushed, mute, muted, nonvoval, quiet, secretive, soundless, speechless, tight-lipped, uncommunicative, unspeaking, voiceless, zipped
 
 
Has someone literally bitten their tongue? - - - - ->  a pair of red lips with a tongue which has a bite taken out of it  prodruding from the lips.




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Idiom Scenario 1:


Ned's mother, Anna, is coming to visit Ned and Grace.   Usually, when Anna comes, Grace and Anna argue a lot.  This visit, Grace is determined that she will stay calm and not argue with her mother-in-law.  Grace is going to...
bite her tongue
when her mother-in-law tries to start an argument.
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Idiom Usage:

In the imperative:
"Bite your tongue"
 
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Idiom Scenario 2:


Sam loves to play soccer.  In fact, Sam plays for his local amateur soccer team.  They play ever Sunday afternoon.  One Sunday afternoon during a soccer match, the referee makes a very bad error in judgment and gives Sam a penalty that could make Sam's team lose the game.  Instead of arguing with the referee and possibly being removed from the game, Sam decides to...
bite his tongue
and suffer with the consequences.
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