mind (one's) language

(redirected from mind his 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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Duterte seriously needs to mend his ways or to be more precise mind his language.
He was asked by the Lord Mayor Erica Kemp to mind his language and she warned other councillors that if there was any more"foul language"they would be removed from the chamber.
Khan should mind his language, two days back he defamed our leaders and disregarding masses which we condemn.
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 asked him to mind his language, but despite a number of reminders, he continued.
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He tees off with Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley and England's Anthony Wall in the first two rounds and is aware of the need to mind his language after on-course microphones at County Louth picked up some colourful phrases.
Tosh had been at pains to get his message across before, during and after Wales' World Cup double-header with Austria, but he still needs to mind his language.
That caused Bennett to start swearing and Mr Brownson told him to mind his language and to finish his game of pool.
When the pilot asked him to mind his language and display common courtesy this VIP began to lose ghis cool.