keep (one's) mouth shut

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keep (one's) mouth shut

To not discuss or mention something. He needs to keep his mouth shut and stop telling our family secrets to everyone in town! A: "It wasn't my fault. Brian said&mdash" B: "Keep your mouth shut, Chad!"
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keep one's mouth shut (about someone or something)

Fig. to keep quiet about someone or something; to keep a secret about someone or something. They told me to keep my mouth shut about the boss or I'd be in big trouble. I think I'll keep my mouth shut.
See also: keep, mouth, shut

Keep your mouth shut (about someone or something).

Fig. Do not tell anyone about someone or something. Bob: Are you going to see the doctor? Mary: Yes, but keep your mouth shut about it. Bob: Isn't Tom's uncle in tax trouble? Jane: Yes, but keep your mouth shut about him.
See also: keep, mouth, shut

keep one's mouth shut

Be quiet; don't reveal confidential information. For example, The teachers told us to keep our mouths shut during the entire presentation, or You can't tell Carol anything; she's incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Also see hold one's tongue.
See also: keep, mouth, shut
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They'll be glad enough to have her back, and by the time we get there with her she'll be only too glad to keep her mouth shut.
Janet Lim-Napoles' brother is 'being held' by a group to keep her mouth shut about the other government officials and personalities who benefitted from the Priority Development Assistance fund (PDAF) scam, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II revealed Thursday.
Star Jones just cant keep her mouth shut about Anderson Coopers sexuality.
She is a bright woman who can't keep her mouth shut and chooses terrible friends but none of us are perfect, are we?
One admitted that it is very unpopular to question "Man-Made Global Warming Theory" and that she has learned to keep her mouth shut on the topic.
She refused to keep her mouth shut and consequently made herself vulnerable.
She lives with her aunt, who abuses her frequently; she constantly gets in trouble in school; and even though she knows better, she just can't seem to keep her mouth shut.
Have we forgotten that dear Mary is in line to inherit a large chunk of Halliburton money from Daddy Cheney, as well as getting her cool $100,000 yearly to keep her mouth shut about what we call "doing the right thing"?
The pressure certainly starts getting to the soap stud in this week's Coronation Street as he snarls at the scheming temptress to keep her mouth shut -or he'll sort her out.
The only time he said anything to her was when she couldn't keep her mouth shut and would insult him.
For a girl whose piddling pop career reduced her to a laughing stock, methinks Ms Fox should do what should be compulsory for all Page Three girls - keep her mouth shut.
It goes over her head and a strap comes down under her chin to keep her mouth shut.