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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 ˈmouth/ˈtrap/ˈface/ˈgob!

(also keep your ˈmouth/ˈtrap shut) (slang) a rude way of telling somebody to be quiet or stop talking: ‘Shut your face’, Roger said, ‘or I’ll kick you out.’Why can’t you learn to keep your big mouth shut?
Trap and gob are slang words for ‘mouth’.
See also: face, mouth, shut, trap


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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Consumers will `turn off' not only from the GOB operator, but also from the legitimate retailer, perceiving incorrectly that all rug dealers share the same lack of business ethics.
GOB sales are still rampant in Florida, the Midwest, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey, Mahfuz said.
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.
Rustigian said that she would like to see "the Consumer Affairs departments of the states' Attorneys General coordinate their efforts to introduce and lobby for uniform legislation nationwide to eliminate the possibility of the GOB in localities where consumer legislation loopholes exist.
And in that--for all those precious gobs of anonymous taxpayer dollars that may never be returned to create an invisible private-sector job even if every base in the country is closed--she may well be right.