set tongues wagging


set tongues wagging
set/start tongues wagging informal if something that someone says or does sets tongues wagging, it causes people to talk about them.

His late-night visit to her home has set tongues wagging.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • set tongues wagging — set ˈtongues wagging idiom (informal) to cause people to start talking about sb s private affairs • His sudden resignation set tongues wagging. Main entry: ↑tongueidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • set tongues wagging — See: TONGUES WAG …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set tongues wagging — See: TONGUES WAG …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set\ tongues\ wagging — See: tongues wag …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tongues wagging — tongues (are) wagging ◇ If something sets/gets tongues wagging or if tongues are wagging, people are talking a lot about something. The news of their engagement set tongues wagging. = Tongues were wagging over their engagement. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • start tongues wagging — set/start tongues wagging informal if something that someone says or does sets tongues wagging, it causes people to talk about them. His late night visit to her home has set tongues wagging …   New idioms dictionary

  • tongues are wagging — tongues (are) wagging ◇ If something sets/gets tongues wagging or if tongues are wagging, people are talking a lot about something. The news of their engagement set tongues wagging. = Tongues were wagging over their engagement. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tongues wag — phrase if tongues wag, people say unkind things about someone set/​start tongues wagging: Leaving his car parked outside her house was bound to set tongues wagging. Thesaurus: expressions used when repeating your own or someone else s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tongues wag — if tongues wag, people say unkind things about someone set/start tongues wagging: Leaving his car parked outside her house was bound to set tongues wagging …   English dictionary

  • tongues are wagging —    When tongues are wagging, people are beginning to spread gossip or rumours, often about someone s private life.     The photograph of the couple that appeared in a magazine really set tongues wagging …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions