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pipe down

To become quiet and calm; to stop being loud or boisterous. Often said as a command. OK, class, pipe down! Let's begin our lesson, shall we? We piped down when we realized he was trying to tell us something important.
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pipe down

to become quiet; to cease making noise; to shut up. (Especially as a rude command.) Pipe down! I'm trying to sleep. Come on! Pipe down and get back to work!
See also: down, pipe

pipe down

Stop talking, be quiet, as in I wish you children would pipe down. This idiom is also used as an imperative, as in Pipe down! We want to listen to the opera. It comes from the navy, where the signal for all hands to turn in was sometimes sounded on a whistle or pipe. By 1900 it had been transferred to more general use.
See also: down, pipe

pipe down

v. Slang
To stop talking; become quiet: Pipe down—I'm trying to sleep!
See also: down, pipe

pipe down

in. to become quiet; to cease making noise; to shut up. (Especially as a rude command.) Pipe down! I’m trying to sleep.
See also: down, pipe
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We then took off the pump, added the drive cap, and drove the pipe down another foot or so to where the pump would be at a comfortable level.
When asked what senior Labour figures should do now, Mr Morgan replied: "Pipe down."
Well pipe down doubters - because Martinez's relaxed demeanour and insistence that performances and not results matter in the USA mask the fact that the Catalan is not the sort to put limits on anything.
Others just need to pipe down and stop calling the unions.
And in another message, he tweeted: "Pipe down, enjoy your trips to Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday and places like that next year."
When a few MPs politely asked him to pipe down, Joyce apparently went ballistic - headbutting one and punching out the rest screaming:
He said: "Do you actually want me to tweet some of the messages you emailed me @cherylcole pipe down and stop playing the saint in front of your fans."
Harvey responded with: "Do you actually want me to tweet some of the messages you emailed me @cherylcole pipe down and stop playing the saint in front of your fans."
But our shufflings, clicking and aiming of the nine pounds of metal and timber came to an abrupt halt when the stentorian in navy blue bawled: "Pipe down, close them (foul expletive) bolts!
In use, the operator rolls the pipe down the rack and onto the integrated pipe rollers where it is easily loaded into a McElroy fusion machine.
As for the days when the ``silence'' rule used to be observed, some of them are now noisier than train stations, with youngsters using it as a kind of indoor playground and no attempt being made to make them pipe down.
'Once we shut the pipe down we rerouted all the water to ensure that water supply was maintained.'
But that said, Kosovo-born Rita is taking her role seriously and has even told audience members to pipe down.
I think I was born 50 years of age and out of my time" Poirot actor David Suchet "Internet safety is the road safety of our generation" TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding, admitting that the online world is "a double-edged sword" for youngsters "Pipe down, you gnarled old fool" TV's Piers Morgan shows that the feud between him and Jeremy Clarkson is still very much alive
But the public attack also caused outrage among ministerial colleagues who urged the deputies to pipe down.