watch (one's) mouth

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watch (one's) mouth

To be very mindful or cautious about what one says; to control what one says in order to avoid offensive language. Watch your mouth! I don't care how you speak at home, that's not how we talk here. After being threatened with detention for my snide remarks in class, I knew I had to watch my mouth for the rest of the semester.
See also: mouth, watch

watch your ˈmouth/ˈtongue

be careful what you say in order not to offend somebody or make them angry: Now, you just watch your mouth around your grandparents, Billy! OPPOSITE: shoot your mouth off (about something)
See also: mouth, tongue, watch
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He also said he had to watch his mouth during the visit.
Rick Perry thinks Rush Limbaugh should watch his mouth, but he said Thursday that the conservative talk show host is being unfairly attacked by liberal hypocrites.
A One Show source who has worked with Chiles at the BBC for years added: "Chris Evans should watch his mouth.
The supermodel has banned Pete from talking about their wedding plans on the show and warned him to watch his mouth when it comes to talking about his drugs problem.
Bellamy wants to watch his mouth because if I was him I'd do what I was told.
Push down on his belt buckle and watch his mouth open and close as he utters signature phrases from the popular Disney/Pixar movie.
A little needle never did any event any harm and neither McEvoy nor captain Garth McGimpsey have felt the need to tell him to watch his mouth.
I have sent a letter to Top Gear and to BBC Wales to say that my son and his friends are regular viewers with a warning that Jeremy Clarkson should watch his mouth in future and the messages he gives to young drivers.
I know Craig has been warned to watch his mouth, but it's not my place to preach about the rights and wrongs of his attitude, " Speed said.
I hear Joe, 19, who plays jailed market trader Matthew Rose was begged to watch his mouth before doing a live interview on the Big Breakfast.
The Tokyo Shimbun called on the governor-elect to watch his mouth, saying the Tokyo governor is the face of the Japanese capital and is required to be careful with his remarks, much more than other governors.
Ramos, who was perceived as supporting Duterte, advised the Davao City mayor to watch his mouth.
So it looks like Simon Cowell better watch his mouth when he starts giving his verdicts on some of the latest batch of X Factor finalists or rowing with rival judges.
JOEY BARTON has been told to watch his mouth by Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce following his withering attack on the club.
But he has been told to watch his mouth in England's final match against Wales this weekend.