hold (one's) peace

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hold (one's) peace

To stay quiet despite wanting to say something. Just hold your peace if you don't have anything constructive to add. I knew that anything I said would just make her angry, so I decided to hold my peace.
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hold one's peace

to remain silent. Bill was unable to hold his peace any longer. "Don't do it!" he cried. Quiet, John. Hold your peace for a little while longer.
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hold one's peace

see under hold one's tongue.
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hold your peace

remain silent about something.
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References in classic literature ?
Mr Tappertit, who was not at all flattered by this compliment, looked up, and bidding her hold her peace, ordered her to come down and open the door, for they wanted her master, and would take no denial.
And as she stood in the living room, she grew more determined to resist - running ahead of wave and wind - and to hold her peace.