bite your lip

Bite your lip
If you have to bite your lip, you have to make a conscious effort not to react or to keep quiet about something that displeases you.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • bite your lip — bite your tongue/lip/ phrase to stop yourself from saying something that might upset or annoy someone I almost told her what I thought of her, but I bit my tongue. Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: bite …   Useful english dictionary

  • bite your lip —    If you have to bite your lip, you have to make a conscious effort not to react or to keep quiet about something that displeases you.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you bite your tongue, you refrain from speaking because it is… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!) — Single infobox Name = Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance!) track no = 18 Artist = Elton John from Album = Blue Moves B side = Chameleon Released = January 31, 1977 Genre = Rock, Pop, Disco Length = 6:43 Label = MCA (US/Canada) DJM Records Writer =… …   Wikipedia

  • bite your tongue — bite your tongue/lip/ phrase to stop yourself from saying something that might upset or annoy someone I almost told her what I thought of her, but I bit my tongue. Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: bite …   Useful english dictionary

  • lip — W2 [lıp] n [: Old English; Origin: lippa] 1.) one of the two soft parts around your mouth where your skin is redder or darker upper/lower/top/bottom lip ▪ His bottom lip was swollen. ▪ She had big eyes and full lips (=large and round lips) . ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bite — bite1 S2 [baıt] v past tense bit [bıt] past participle bitten [ˈbıtn] present participle biting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(teeth)¦ 2¦(insect/snake)¦ 3¦(press hard)¦ 4¦(effect)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(fish)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bite — [[t]ba͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ bites, biting, bit, bitten 1) VERB If you bite something, you use your teeth to cut into it, for example in order to eat it or break it. If an animal or person bites you, they use their teeth to hurt or injure you. [V n] Both… …   English dictionary

  • lip — [[t]lɪ̱p[/t]] ♦♦♦ lips 1) N COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N Your lips are the two outer parts of the edge of your mouth. Wade stuck the cigarette between his lips. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n The lip of something such as a container or a high …   English dictionary

  • bite — bite1 [ baıt ] (past tense bit [ bıt ] ; past participle bit|ten [ bıtn ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to use your teeth to cut or break something, usually in order to eat it: I wish you wouldn t bite your nails. bite into: Tom had… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bite — I UK [baɪt] / US verb Word forms bite : present tense I/you/we/they bite he/she/it bites present participle biting past tense bit UK [bɪt] / US past participle bitten UK [ˈbɪt(ə)n] / US ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to use your teeth to cut or… …   English dictionary


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