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."
See also: shut, trap
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Even before the money arrived at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea had boasted an admirable record of employing managers who, by and large, were happy to shut their traps rather than criticise refs.
ROY KEANE has told the Ireland players to shut their Traps and give their undivided attention to the World Cup play-off.
So rather than not take bungs or even shut their traps in public , what didMPs do?
With the game on nationally any chance our friends south of the border could now shut their traps about Gordon Banks and Pele?