Red Rag

(The). The tongue. In French, Le chiffon rouge; and balancer le chiffon rouge means to prate.

Discovering in his mouth a tongue, He must not his palaver balk; So keeps it running all day long And fancies his red rag can talk.

PeterPindar: Lord B. and his Motions.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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