Shut your mouth!


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shut (one's) mouth

1. To do something in order to keep someone from speaking about something, especially a secret or damaging piece of information. The company tried to bribe me with a cash payout in order to shut my mouth, but there was nothing that would stop me from talking about the illegal things I'd seen while working there. We've got to find a way to shut her mouth; her testimony could bring down our entire organization.
2. To choose not to speak, especially to be tactful, to keep a secret, or to stop irritating someone. I could tell my encouragement wasn't helping, so I just shut my mouth. I'm going to shut my mouth before I say something I'm not supposed to! Tim, if you don't shut your mouth, I'm going to come over there and shut it for you.
See also: mouth, shut

shut your mouth

Be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your mouth, 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 mouth! 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 mouth, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
See also: mouth, shut
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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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Shut your mouth!

verb
See also: shut
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