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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According to a poll of more than 2,000 executives, you'd be wise to watch your mouth at work.
A word to the wise to high school sports spectators next season: Watch your mouth.
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Watch your mouth because according to Eric Wainwright in The Daily Mirror on 18 February, 1952, `shocking language' is a sign of a love-starved woman.
All I have to say to you, Tarrant, is I've already seen off Evans, so you had better watch your mouth.