shut your gob

shut your gob

An imperative to be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your gob, 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 gob! Don't you have enough sense not to talk about that in public?" A: "Wow, that Cadillac has seen better days. How much did you pay for that little gem?" B: "Ah, shut your gob, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
See also: gob, shut

shut your ˈmouth/ˈtrap/ˈface/ˈgob!

(also keep your ˈmouth/ˈtrap shut) (slang) a rude way of telling somebody to be quiet or stop talking: ‘Shut your face’, Roger said, ‘or I’ll kick you out.’Why can’t you learn to keep your big mouth shut?
Trap and gob are slang words for ‘mouth’.
See also: face, mouth, shut, trap
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Or as it's known in our house, the "Just shut your gob for five minutes while I work this out" line.
uk I'm Kingston ThamesRita: upon Oh, you're Jamaica from And to a member of the audience at the auditions Shut your gob.
SHUT YOUR GOB Viewers of last night's thrilling Bake-Off final must be delighted to hear they're all frightfully common, according to society decorator Nicky Haslam.
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If you don't agree with government policies you should shut your gob or resign.
Nasri then gestured to the England bench and is believed to have mouthed "ferme ta gueule" - shut your gob - to coach Gary Neville (inset) as he celebrated.