Meaning: To not be able to speak; to hesitate a lot when answering a question
He was tongue-tied when he met his favorite actress.
The boss asked him why he was late and he was tongue-tied.
He was so good-looking that she became tongue-tied when talking to him.
You might become tongue-tied if you…
A. are very nervous in a job interview.
B. you’re talking to your best friend on the phone.
C. you know exactly what you want to order at a restaurant.
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The correct answer is A. When you’re nervous, it’s sometimes very difficult to speak. If you find that you’re tongue-tied in a job interview, just take a deep breath, close your eyes, and pretend you’re lying on the beach!