Interested in Language
I first had gulped my words down before starting to speak up.
I first swallowed my words before starting to speak.
Which one is correct.
Can I use the word ''gulp'' or ''swallow'' for words... (or) which one I can use for this explanation... I mean when one hesitate or worry to speak .. one swallow in one's sayings for a moment..
When you swallow your words, it means you have said something that you later know you should not have said.
"I gulped before starting to speak."
"When I promised something that I couldn't deliver, I had to swallow my words."