take the words out of someone's mouth


Anticipate what someone is about to say; also, completely agree with someone. For example, When you mentioned her dislike of fish you took the words right out of my mouth, or You took the words out of my mouth when you said he was stupid. This idiom was first recorded in 1574.

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Question 1 of 9
Which Word of the Day from this month means, “an irrational dislike; loathing”?
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