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pipe down

to become quiet; to cease making noise; to shut up. (Especially as a rude command.) Pipe down! I'm trying to sleep. Come on! Pipe down and get back to work!
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pipe down

Stop talking, be quiet, as in I wish you children would pipe down. This idiom is also used as an imperative, as in Pipe down! We want to listen to the opera. It comes from the navy, where the signal for all hands to turn in was sometimes sounded on a whistle or pipe. By 1900 it had been transferred to more general use.
See also: down, pipe

pipe down

v. Slang
To stop talking; become quiet: Pipe down—I'm trying to sleep!
See also: down, pipe

pipe down

in. to become quiet; to cease making noise; to shut up. (Especially as a rude command.) Pipe down! I’m trying to sleep.
See also: down, pipe
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Quick pipe fix - if you are caught out by a burst pipe it can be temporarily eased by cutting a piece of hose pipe down its length and wrapping it around the pipe.
I've been a critic of Benitez's playing style and philosophy, but he deserves respect from all quarters and the ex-players should pipe down.
A SHOPPING centre busker has been told to pipe down - because his wailing bagpipes are getting on people's nerves.
Certain UUP members should pipe down now and try moving away from the internal squabbles which have dogged the party for so long.
Downing Street said that while the MoD had a duty of care to its workforce, which it took very seriously, that did not mean military bands being ordered to pipe down.
A man knocked on the victim's front door in Flockton on Thursday October 16 saying there was a burst water pipe down road which was affecting the gas pipe.
Rumour had it Coleen had to be told to pipe down by compere, former Brookie actor Vince Earl, at a Crowne Plaza charity bash.
But a report by Solihull's director of environment services, Mr John Wilson, said the only alternative would be to lay the pipe down the centre of Warwick Road.
The chilling warning follows a spate of in-fighting which resulted in disgruntled IRA members being ordered to pipe down by mainstream Provisionals.
When told to pipe down they'd throw tantrums, hence they were the Dirty Divas.
Wenger, and a number of other Premiership managers, show a shocking lack of respect to match officials week in, week out, and it's time the authorities told them to pipe down, or maybe banned from football for life
Therefore, the first step is to isolate the water supply and drain the pipe down.
Several residents of Luss are trying to force bagpipers such as Bryan Warren, 52, to pipe down.
Eventually, security asked the group to pipe down as they were disturbing Brangelina, who are staying in the villa in the grounds.
Ironically, Mr Whear, who arrived in Skye from Australia just over a year ago, has been told to pipe down - by HIS own church bosses.