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shut your gob

An imperative to be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your gob, Bobby—no one asked for the opinion of a dork like you! A: "So, where do you think we can sell these stolen goods?" B: "Shut your gob! Don't you have enough sense not to talk about that in public?" Dave: "Wow, that Cadillac has seen better days. How much did you pay for that little gem?" Bill: "Ah, shut your gob, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
See also: gob, shut

Shut your face/gob/mouth/trap!

  (very informal)
an impolite way of telling someone to stop talking 'That was a really stupid thing to do.' 'Oh, shut your trap!' 'Shut your face, will you? I'm trying to watch TV.'
See close the door on, close eyes to, shut up shop
See also: shut


1. n. a blob or mass of something. Take that horrid gob of gum out of your mouth!
2. n. a large amount of something. (Often in the plural.) I need gobs of money to get through school.
3. n. the mouth. (Chiefly British.) Pop that in your gob and see if you like it!
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In the more recent periods of lower natural gas prices, Perpetual's total gas Crown royalties payable were not sufficient to recover the full amount of the GOB Royalty Adjustments and therefore a long term receivable of GOB Royalty Adjustments has been recognized.
Tony Wonder attends Gob's wedding to see the magic trick, and Gob later discovers that it was Tony that jammed the secret compartment that held his handcuff key.
With the reintroduction of Persian merchandise into the marketplace [as soon as the embargo on Iranian rugs is lifted], I predict that the GOB, the Hotel/Motel Auction and the Airport Auction phenomenon will gain new life and momentum," said Rustigian of the retailers association.
The GOB maintains that there are only about 65,000 registered addicts in Burma.
The CICAD representatives also assisted GOB personnel in mapping out an action plan to begin implementation of a national drug information system, which will share data with CICAD on the demand, use, and supply of drugs in Belize.
Although committed to increasing legal coca levels, the GOB announced it would delay legislation until mid-2011, pending the results of a European Union-funded study on traditional coca consumption.
Even border areas under GOB control were often inaccessible due to distance, topography, and lack of transportation infrastructure.
GOB coca eradication forces face resistance from local coca growers on average one to three times per month when they attempt to carry out eradication missions.
As a matter of policy, neither the GOB nor any senior official in the government encourages or facilitates the illicit production or distribution of narcotic or psychotropic drugs or other controlled substances, or the laundering of proceeds from illegal drug transactions.
The GOB circulates the names of suspected terrorists and terrorist organizations listed on the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee's consolidated list and the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists designated by the United States.
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with gobs upon gobs of electric acrylic paint have been likened to outer-space debris: the ruins of Cold War satellites, perhaps, or maybe unconventional-looking visitors from distant nebulae.
Gobs and gobs and gobs of money have been put into this area for R&D, and the reason is fiber optics offers the solution to Internet bottlenecks.
Phil Gramm has a solid flat-tax plan and, at least until recently, he also had gobs and gobs of money.