The president praised his former CIA director and delivered a tongue lashing to Republicans who have ripped Ambassador Susan Rice.
I appreciate "ma'am" comes less naturally to the American tongue than "ma'am" but we make allowances for our guests from overseas.
Otherwise, so what if they get a razor blade drawn across their tongue?
She sticks out her tongue as the director walks out the door.
It should be part of a healthy holistic daily routine that includes brushing your teeth and cleaning your tongue.
I thought I knew what was on his mind; my tongue grew large in my mouth.
Neither did Lizzie, though her tongue was a whip for Connie.
His heart was full of love for the princess, but his tongue remained mute.
The tongue is a fire, but there is a stronger fire than the tongue.
"If the tongue isn't to talk with, it isn't to tell a lie with," added Donald.
Old English tunge "organ of speech, speech, language," from Proto-Germanic *tungon (cf. Old Saxon and Old Norse tunga, Old Frisian tunge, Middle Dutch tonghe, Dutch tong, Old High German zunga, German Zunge, Gothic tuggo), from PIE *dnghwa- (cf. Latin lingua "tongue, speech, language," from Old Latin dingua; Old Irish tenge, Welsh tafod, Lithuanian liezuvis, Old Church Slavonic jezyku).
For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come. The spelling of the ending of the word apparently is a 14c. attempt to indicate proper pronunciation, but the result is "neither etymological nor phonetic, and is only in a very small degree historical" [OED]. Meaning "foreign language" is from 1530s. Tongue-tied is first recorded 1520s.
"to touch with the tongue, lick," 1680s, from tongue (n.). Earlier as a verb it meant "drive out by order or reproach" (late 14c.). Related: Tongued; tonguing.
A mobile mass of muscular tissue that is covered with mucous membrane, occupies much of the cavity of the mouth, forms part of its floor, bears the organ of taste, and assists in chewing, swallowing, and speech.