Rob：Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English. I'm Rob and joining me is Feifei.
Rob：Are you ok? Have you got a cold?
Feifei：我没有感冒，不过好像总觉得有什么东西弄得我鼻子痒痒。Errr... Rob, is that a cat on your lap?!
Rob：Yes. Meet Tiddles. I decided to bring him to the office because he gets lonely at home on his own... don't you Tiddley-widdly? It's a good idea, don't you think? Feifei? You've gone all quiet – you've usually got something to say. Feifei?
Rob：Can you speak? Cat got your tongue?
Feifei：No! Your cat has not got my tongue – or anything else。我对猫过敏。
Rob：Oh dear Feifei -but saying 'cat got your tongue?' means 'you're very quiet' or 'you seem to have nothing to say'.
What's the matter? Cat got your tongue? I did say we'd use up all our money on the car!
A: Has the cat got your tongue? You usually go on about how amazing your boyfriend is.
B: We split up.
Feifei：当某人无缘无故不说话时，我们就可以用 cat got your tongue 这个表达来询问原因。注意，这是一个非正式表达，请大家务必选择恰当的语境来使用它。
Rob：Oh I get it now. You weren't saying much because you were too busy sneezing!
Feifei：No, Rob. I was angry because you know I am allergic to cats – don't you remember me saying that I can't be in the same room as one? Rob? Rob! What's wrong? Cat got your tongue now?
Rob：No. It appears Tiddles needed the toilet... but it's too late now. I'm all wet!
Feifei：Oh Rob. You stink! I'm off. Bye.