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shut your gob

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

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


1. n. a blob or mass of something. Take that horrid gob of gum out of your mouth!
2. n. a large amount of something. (Often in the plural.) I need gobs of money to get through school.
3. n. the mouth. (Chiefly British.) Pop that in your gob and see if you like it!
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Last but not least, the GoB has to join hands with the international community on the basis of commonly accepted standards of human rights, transparency and accountability to combat international terrorism.
Due the excavation of upper Jurassic coal strata at the early stage and large gobs of the lower carbonic coal strata, during the production process of lower extra-thick coal strata, the perturbation and excavation of the working faces may once again affect the stability of roof structure of the gobs of overlying Jurassic excavated coal strata.
According to the difference of the direction of layout of the working faces of Jurassic coal strata at Tongxin coal mine and the location of coal pillars in the gobs (as shown in Figure 1), the combined natural arch structure of the roof of the gobs of close distance coal strata can be categorised into aligned and misaligned types, as shown in Figure 2.
Tony Wonder attends Gob's wedding to see the magic trick, and Gob later discovers that it was Tony that jammed the secret compartment that held his handcuff key.
Gob promises to show up to work the next day at 6:45 a.
The GOB maintains that there are only about 65,000 registered addicts in Burma.
Addicts are required to register with the GOB and could be imprisoned from three to five years if they failed to register and accept treatment.
In a stunning twist no reader is likely to foresee, Gob makes the final sacrifice required for the realization of his dream.
He also periodically mentions the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, another immense "machine" whose creation accompanies and parallels that of the device Gob is patiently assembling.
With the reintroduction of Persian merchandise into the marketplace [as soon as the embargo on Iranian rugs is lifted], I predict that the GOB, the Hotel/Motel Auction and the Airport Auction phenomenon will gain new life and momentum," said Rustigian of the retailers association.
It is considering Revloc II and is also purchasing fuel from gob piles which are being reclaimed by others.
In the year 2009 the GoB submitted a PC-1 project proposal to the Planning Commission for recommendation and subsequent approval by ECNEC.
Although committed to increasing legal coca levels, the GOB announced it would delay legislation until mid-2011, pending the results of a European Union-funded study on traditional coca consumption.
GOB coca eradication forces face resistance from local coca growers on average one to three times per month when they attempt to carry out eradication missions.
In fact, large gobs of taxpayers' precious earnings will continue to be squandered, if not on obsolete military bases, then on warmed-over schemes for "defense conversion," "worker retraining," "high-technology infrastructure investment," and other plots of Clintonites and old-fashioned Capitol Hill politicians.