Hold your tongue!

hold (one's) tongue

To stay quiet despite wanting to say something If you want to say something rude to my girlfriend, please hold your tongue, all right?
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Hold your tongue!

Inf. You have said enough!; You have said enough rude things. (See also hold one's tongue.) Bill: You're seeing Tom a lot, aren't you? You must be in love. Jane: Hold your tongue, Bill Franklin! After listening to the tirade against him for nearly four minutes, Tom cried out, "Hold your tongue!"
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"Hold your tongue!" said the Queen, turning purple.