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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 ?
Act as if I was-- shut my mouth up, tell me not to commit myself, keep circumstances back, chop the evidence small, quibble, and get me off perhaps
he knows nothing, himself; for the oath I gave my uncle has shut my mouth.
I just managed to open and shut my mouth, no more, being taken unawares.
I once mentioned Jesus and my father told me to shut my mouth.
If I were the father of such a monster, I would shut my mouth in shame," French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday.
I tried to run away but he grabbed me, shut my mouth and raped me," she claimed in court documents.
The first time I mentioned Jesus I was told to shut my mouth.
I spoke with Vitali in Germany and he has been telling me he wants to shut my mouth up.
Oops, better shut my mouth, just remembered I once wrote something about Dickie and the next day he was waiting to talk to me at the front door of the Mirror office.
I think if I had shut my mouth, taken the abuse, worked in a faulty suit, I would still be there now.
I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I told him the dog shouldn't be allowed out if it was going to bite people, but the man told me to shut my mouth, and how dare I have a go at him.
I'm sure my management and certain people around me would be happy if I had shut my mouth and puckered up years ago because they'd be making a lot more money if I had," she said.
What song will you sing to shut my eyes, to shut my mouth and kill my little body for the night?
When I mentioned Him to my father, I was told to shut my mouth by him and other atheists.
To be honest with you, at first people started to think that I was a little funny, and then I just shut my mouth and that's all I would do is sign.