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
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They need to learn to shut their mouths occasionally.
Sometimes when I talk about tactical situations I see the young players just shut their mouths and look to the sky.
Speaking to media persons here in Dubai, Musharraf said that some people were spreading rumours and doubts about his return but he is reaching Pakistan today (Sunday) which would shut their mouths.
After scoring against England at the Euros he screamed and gestured into a French TV camera, telling his critics to shut their mouths.
The Sun quoted Ronaldo, as saying: "Anyone who doesn't like me can either shut their eyes, shut their mouths or sit at home and turn off the TV because we are coming to Barcelona to win.
Pro-nuke critics blasted the movie for its bias, then shut their mouths tight when Three Mile Island suffered its core meltdown 11 days later--one of history's most disturbing examples of life imitating art.
Hundreds of thousands of gay and straight students at high schools and colleges across the nation shut their mouths on the Day of Silence April 13 to draw attention to the isolation and harassment experienced by many gays and lesbians.
Come on you Blues, put it beyond doubt and shut their mouths once and for all Blue Moon, via e-mail
A scared population soon shut their mouths up tight.
How you talk: A couple of NFL players spoke their minds, and the networks may have wished they shut their mouths.
At least the bank bosses have had the belated good sense to finally shut their mouths about bonuses by accepting that there will be none for three years.
It's because none of them can shut their mouths for more than two minutes.
It's given me extra motivation to shut their mouths.