shut your mouth

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shut your mouth

An imperative to be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your mouth, 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 mouth! 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 mouth, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
See also: mouth, shut
References in classic literature ?
But Monsieur Darzac made it clear that in order to shut his mouth he must be killed.
Here, however, did Zarathustra interrupt the foaming fool, and shut his mouth.
Tweedledum cried out briskly, and shut his mouth up again with a snap.
The doctor seemed seized with a qualm of faintness; he shut his mouth tight and nodded.
As Richard came in, he opened and shut his mouth like a cod-fish, and his eyes protruded.
Kit looked at her with his eyes stretched wide; and opened and shut his mouth a great many times; but couldn't get out one word.
When I tell you that he has white eyelashes, and red hands, and such enormous front teeth that he can't shut his mouth, you will not need to be told that I refused him.
Newman opened and shut his mouth, several times, as though he were trying his utmost to speak, but could make nothing of it, and finally fixed his eyes on Nicholas with a grim and ghastly stare.
David man, ye ken --" He shut his mouth upon a sob.
Then quick as lightning he sprang from his horse before the Dragon had time to shut his mouth.
But almost at once he returned and stood before the amazed Kostia, who shut his mouth slowly.
Peggotty (who never shut his mouth once, I remember, during the visit) showed great concern when he saw me do this, and nudged Ham to say something.
Then he shut his mouth as they led him away, and it is the strange but certain truth that he never opened it again in this world, except to say "Guilty" at his trial.
After all the talking up, he's lost so he has to shut his mouth.
Protester Inna Shevchenko said: "We go with a message to the pope to shut his mouth and not to give his advice to those people who decide to legalise gay marriage.