put a sock in it

put a sock in it

rude slang To stop talking. Often used as an imperative. Oh, put a sock in it! No one wants to hear your complaints anymore. If they don't put a sock in it soon, I'm going to go up there and tell them to shut up.
See also: put, sock
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put a sock in it

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you tell someone to put a sock in it, you are rudely telling them to stop talking. Put a sock in it, all of you. I'm trying to watch TV.
See also: put, sock
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

put a sock in it

stop talking. British informal
See also: put, sock
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put a ˈsock in it

(old-fashioned, British English, informal) be quiet; stop talking or making a noise: Put a sock in it, will you? I’m on the phone.This expression may refer to early gramophones, which had no volume controls. To play records more quietly, people used to put a sock into the trumpet.
See also: put, sock
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Put a sock in it!

verb
See also: put, sock
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