shut your trap

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shut your trap

An imperative to be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your trap, 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 trap! 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 trap, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
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The younger lads laughed at the notion and Captain Hook got properly riled, yelled at Gabe to shut his trap.
THE FAI last night told Ireland's manager to shut his Trap - after his latest controversial criticism of one of his players.
Wayne had a moan about his punishment but he's promised to shut his trap now.
Good on her, I say - it's about time the catty one shut his trap and hid those irritating teeth.
The comments enraged Novo and last night he told the former Hoops hero to shut his trap.
Tommy of course was told to shut his trap by Big Ian.