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set tongues wagging

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  • Inquiries were made throughout the parish, which only served to set tongues wagging more than ever.

    The Fourth Watch H. A. Cody
  • Now the news of their names on the same sailing lists would come to ears at home and set tongues wagging afresh.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
  • Why had they done this thing that was bound to revive the old scandal and set tongues wagging anew?

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • It was a romantic affair, of course, and would be sure to set tongues wagging.

  • Aphrodite could do what she chose and no one worried; but an indiscretion of Artemis set tongues wagging.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • Is it heart to break the edict, to upset the peace of my household, to set tongues wagging?

    The Grey Cloak

    Harold MacGrath
  • But I'd make no noise about it—not a word to set tongues wagging and eyes peeping—for Elsin's sake.

    The Reckoning Robert W. Chambers
  • The reiteration of this news in many journals will set tongues wagging in London.

  • His appearance on Barellan at once set tongues wagging as to the possibility of his riding the horse in the Cup.

    The Sweep Winner Nat Gould
  • Thomas Haydon was the last man in the world to set tongues wagging and to give anxiety to friends by such a trick.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore

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