bite one's lip

bite one's lip
idi bite one's lip or tongue, to repress one's anger or other emotions

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bite one's lip — ► bite one s lip stifle laughter or a retort. Main Entry: ↑lip …   English terms dictionary

  • bite one's lip — phrasal or bite one s tongue : to hold back a remark one would like to make * * * bite one s lip To restrain one s anger or mirth • • • Main Entry: ↑bite bite one s lip 1. To do this to show annoyance or disappointment 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • bite one's lip — I wanted to say something about that hideous dress, but I bit my lip Syn: keep quiet, keep one s mouth shut, say nothing, bite one s tongue …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bite one's lip — verb To forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute. Buckingham bit his lip, for he saw the introduction of Lady Derby was likely to confuse and embroil every… …   Wiktionary

  • bite one's lip — stifle laughter or a retort. → lip …   English new terms dictionary

  • bite one's lip — restrain oneself, suppress one s emotions or impulses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bite one's tongue — phrasal see bite one s lip * * * make a desperate effort to avoid saying something I had to bite my tongue and accept his explanation …   Useful english dictionary

  • bite one's tongue — verb To forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute. After the comments she made about homosexuals, I wanted to scream at her, but I bit my tongue instead. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • lip — ► NOUN 1) either of the two fleshy parts forming the edges of the mouth opening. 2) the edge of a hollow container or an opening. 3) informal impudent talk. 4) another term for LABIUM(Cf. ↑labium). ► VERB ▪ (of water) lap a …   English terms dictionary

  • lip — [lip] n. [ME lippe < OE lippa, akin to MDu lippe < IE base * leb , to hang loosely, lip > L labes, a falling, labium, lip] 1. either of the two fleshy folds forming the edges of the mouth 2. anything like a lip, as in structure or in… …   English World dictionary

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