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Hello and welcome to episode 88…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… take the words out of someone’s mouth
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take the words out of someone’s mouth …is to say exactly what someone else was going to say or what they were thinking… to say just what someone else was about to say
He said exactly what I was going to say.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… take the words out of someone’s mouth
He took the words out of my mouth.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … take the words out of someone’s mouth
I was just thinking the same thing. You took the words out of my mouth.
Wow!! I can’t believe you said that. You took the words out of my mouth.
I was going to say that, but you took the words right out of my mouth.
take the words right out of someone’s mouth …is used the same way as… take the words out of someone’s mouth
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What were the first words you spoke as a baby?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… Words fail me!