BE Equivalent of "Cat got your tongue?"

AngelEyes

Senior Member
English - United States
I am looking for the BE equivalent of the phrase:

Cat got your tongue?


Example:
"My, you're quiet tonight. What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?"

I'd appreciate any suggestions that even come close to this meaning.

Thanks!

AngelEyes
 
  • AngelEyes

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    Emma,

    Thank you for being up so late and answering! :)

    Do you have some other ways of saying it that would "sound" more British?

    In AE, we might also say:

    1. "Ooh...look at that. He's speechless."

    2. "Don't know what to say, huh? Well, what do you know..."

    3. "Well, how about that? I finally shut him up!"

    Is there anything like these that have the same meaning as "Cat got your tongue?" in BE?

    Thanks,

    AngelEyes
     

    emma42

    Senior Member
    British English
    We say it all the time. It's completely British (and American, evidently). I can't actually think of any alternatives at the moment, but I'll work on it. Cat hasn't got my tongue, just my brain.
     
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