mind (one's) language

(redirected from mind their 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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THE Archbishop of Canterbury's warning that politicians should mind their language could not be more timely.
PARENTS of children at a Stockton primary school have been told to mind their language after threats were made to a teacher on Facebook.
Ross County have a low tolerance approach to swearing and announcements before each home game warn supporters of both sides to mind their language.
Kimi Raikkonen also swore when interviewed by Coulthard and the FIA yesterday intervened by issuing a letter to all teams warning drivers to mind their language during live interviews.
Those on all sides of politics must mind their language otherwise political debate will be reduced to ridicule.
NATASHA and Lana Keogh literally have to mind their language when they visit their local pub.
So while councillors should mind their language, council officials also need to get their act together.
SKY Blues' French midfielder Guillaume Beuzelin helped pupils to mind their language when he dropped in to class.
But, to ensure the stage is set for our success, the city's elected spokespeople need to mind their language.
A SCHOOL in the Black Country has become a swearing free zone with pupils promising to mind their language.
PLUCKY gran Pat Hughes was left with two black eyes and a broken nose when she told a gang of girls to mind their language.
Aspiring executives intent on climbing the career ladder are being urged to mind their language, particularly if they have a Birmingham accent.
SOCIAL club members were asked to mind their language as part of a range of fundraising activities for Macmillan Cancer Support.
It is time many of these parents took a good look at themselves, and as for those who mind their language in front of the wee ones, I salute you.
After Lydon's outburst in a Tuesday's live broadcast, the celebrities were reminded to mind their language, Granada said.