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hold (one's) peace

To stay quiet despite wanting to say something. Just hold your peace if you don't have anything constructive to add. I knew that anything I said would just make her angry, so I decided to hold my peace.
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hold one's peace

to remain silent. Bill was unable to hold his peace any longer. "Don't do it!" he cried. Quiet, John. Hold your peace for a little while longer.
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ˌhold your ˈpeace/ˈtongue

(old-fashioned) say nothing; remain silent although you would like to give your opinion: We don’t want anyone to know what’s happened, so you’d better hold your tongue — do you understand?I didn’t want to start another argument, so I held my peace.
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The visit is taking place after Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that certain members of the Taliban were ready to hold peace talks with the government and its peace council.
This came as Oalestinian and Israeli leaders hold peace talks in Jerusalem.
As for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Rashid said that he was reluctant to agree to hold peace talks with Israel while the Jewish state continues to build settlements in order to avoid further internal pressure from the Palestinian Islamist faction Hamas.
He referred to Defence Secretary Norberto Gonzales who said earlier that the Philippine government is now opting to hold peace talks with communist leaders in the provinces and not with NDF members who are all living abroad.
UN officials say the relative calm in Darfur called by the former UNAMID chief, Rodolphe Adada "low intensity conflict" should encourage efforts to hold peace talks for a negotiated solution to the six year conflict.
Last week, Deuba convened a meeting of nine Nepalese political parties and gave himself the mandate to hold peace talks with the rebels.
This would leave Barak with only a minority in parliament as he resumes crucial peace negotiations with Syria next week and continues to hold peace talks with the Palestinians.
The two councils have now agreed to hold peace talks in a bid to resolve the dispute.
Islamabad -- Government committee, formed to hold peace talks with negotiators representing the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), would meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today (Tuesday) to take final decision on talks with TTP.
ISLAMABAD -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar was not happy over the government's decision to hold peace talks with Taliban, saying that his party can only pray for successful dialogue.
30 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's announcement to formulate a four-member committee to hold peace talks with the Pakistan Taliban has attracted mixed reactions from the major political parties in Pakistan.
The government of Pakistan's repeated pledges and requests to hold peace talks with the Taleban have only pushed their morale to new heights.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that certain members of Taliban were ready to hold peace talks with the government and its peace council.
ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- Pakistan Friday said that it is forming a committee to hold peace talks with Taliban for peace in the country.
Nasratullah Arsala, head of the newly created peace council, said they were yet to hold peace talks with insurgents.