mind (one's) language

(redirected from mind her language)

mind (one's) language

To speak in a calm and polite manner; to not speak in a rude, hostile, or inflammatory manner. You mind your language, young lady, or you'll be grounded for the weekend! We've been trying to mind our language around the kids. They're at the age now where they'll start repeating everything we say!
See also: language, mind

mind/watch your ˈlanguage

be careful about what you say in order not to upset or offend somebody: Watch your language, young man!
See also: language, mind, watch
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Not least: In the wild and woolly alleyways of social media, someone with her political life still ahead of her and with an eye to developing a solid base would be wise to mind her language.
He told her to mind her language and threatened to arrest her if she swore again.
HUSH MY MOUTH Robson will have to mind her language
A POTTY-MOUTHED Tory MP was told to mind her language after twice saying on live radio that banks have a "big swinging d**k culture".
The Portuguese-speaking beauty, who's dating Hollywood hunk Leonardo DiCaprio, had to mind her language when she first moved to New York.