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Bite your tongue #1 (permalink) Mon May 09, 2005 11:10 am   Bite your tongue
 

Test No. incompl/advan-62 "Bite, Bit, Bitten", question 9

My advice to you is to resist saying anything at the moment and simply bite your ..........

(a) mouth
(b) teeth
(c) lip
(d) gums

Test No. incompl/advan-62 "Bite, Bit, Bitten", answer 9

My advice to you is to resist saying anything at the moment and simply bite your lip.

Correct answer: (c) lip

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My advice to you is to resist saying anything at the moment and simply bite your teeth.
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Bite your tongue #2 (permalink) Mon May 09, 2005 11:23 am   Bite your tongue
 

Yes, that's what it means generally but also remember that it suggests that you are making a great effort not to speak even though you want to really.
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