mind (one's) language

(redirected from mind his language)

mind (one's) language

To speak politely, without using profane, obscene, or rude language. Often used as an imperative. 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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Tabu stated that she has lots of friends in the BJP but most of them would surely not entertain Hegde's remarks, adding that "the Union Minister must mind his language and think twice before making such statements".
After refusing requests from magistrates to mind his language he was taken away, leaving his solicitor Mohammed Arif to apologise on his behalf.
Boris Becker was told to mind his language by Sue Barker after swearing on air during the BBC's Wimbledon coverage.
They said they were not afraid of former timid guard of their party co chairman Asif Ali Zardari and warned him to mind his language. 'The people of the district will the life of Dr.
Indeed Mr Jones needs to mind his language. To suggest Welsh people have no identity unless they can speak Welsh is arrogant and deeply offensive toward over 70% of the population.
'Imran Khan Niazi should mind his language about PPP's Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, otherwise, Jiyalas (workers) will take action against him', warned he during a news conference here at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Tuesday.
Duterte seriously needs to mend his ways or to be more precise mind his language. It is the people of Philippines who have given him a mandate and only they could tolerate such a harsh style.
"Khan should mind his language, two days back he defamed our leaders and disregarding masses which we condemn...
I just hope Geordie ("She's attractive, for a kraut!") can mind his language.
GORDON Ramsay will have to mind his language after signing a lucrative US TV deal to host Junior MasterChef.
Party sources said Verma was summoned by AICC general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi and party treasurer Motilal Vora, who reportedly instructed him to mind his language at the meeting held at the AICC headquarters in 24, Akbar Road.
Sunderland's cyber warrior is back, under instructions to mind his language, writes STUART RAYNER.
Andy Murray insists he won't mind his language at the Aussie Open despite being caught turning the air blue in Brisbane.
Rooney, who yesterday appealed against his two-match ban for swearing at a TV camera at West Ham, gave the perfect response - and this time managed to mind his language.
Some of those on board asked him to mind his language as many were finding it offensive," he said.