mind (one's) language

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mind (one's) language

To speak politely, without using profane, obscene, or rude language. Often used as an imperative. You mind your language, young lady, or you'll be grounded for the weekend! We've been trying to mind our language around the kids. They're at the age now where they'll start repeating everything we say!
See also: language, mind

mind/watch your ˈlanguage

be careful about what you say in order not to upset or offend somebody: Watch your language, young man!
See also: language, mind, watch
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Mind Your Language was set - not surprisingly - in a language school in London, and centred around a class of hopeless students from all corners of the globe, striving to improve their English under the guidance of teacher Jeremy Brown (played by Barry Evans).
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This was not started vor men," said her instructor with one of the worst Turkish accents since Mind Your Language.
My guess is you would mind your language and do your best to show yourself in your best light.
Evans, 52, star of the comedy Mind Your Language, was found dead last February at his rundown home in Claybrooke Magna, Leics.
Evans, a hit in 1970s ITV comedy Mind Your Language, slid into obscurity years ago and lived alone almost as a recluse.
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In Mind Your Language, Evans played long-suffering Jeremy Brown who taught English to foreign students.