shut (one's) mouth

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shut (one's) mouth

1. To do something in order to keep someone from speaking about something, especially a secret or damaging piece of information. The company tried to bribe me with a cash payout in order to shut my mouth, but there was nothing that would stop me from talking about the illegal things I'd seen while working there. We've got to find a way to shut her mouth; her testimony could bring down our entire organization.
2. To choose not to speak, especially to be tactful, to keep a secret, or to stop irritating someone. I could tell my encouragement wasn't helping, so I just shut my mouth. I'm going to shut my mouth before I say something I'm not supposed to! Tim, if you don't shut your mouth, I'm going to come over there and shut it for you.
See also: mouth, shut

shut somebody’s ˈmouth

stop somebody from saying something, especially from revealing a secret: His employers tried to shut his mouth by offering him money, but he told the story to the newspapers anyway.
See also: mouth, shut

Shut your mouth!

verb
See also: shut
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Then she shut her mouth tightly, as if she had said what she considered it her duty to say and held her conscience clear.
The little girl broke off a shriek of laughter in the middle and shut her mouth with a snap.
"Ram Nivas raped her while Giriraj Prasad held her hand and shut her mouth," said Uday Bhan.
'At this moment, it would be best if she just follow our lead in observing silence, shut her mouth for lack of sensible matter to say and accord utmost respect to members of the media and the Tribunal's resolution on sub judice,' said Rodriguez.
Pretty much everything about me, as far as the geniuses in Jerusalem are concerned, is deathly dull, and the only way to make it better, the only way to inject my silly life with some real purpose, is to make aliyah, let my chest hair grow, and shout at my missus to shut her mouth.
"The best thing to happen to Dannii's career was that my mother hated her she needs to shut her mouth and concenterate on motherhood!
But Kelly, 25, tweeted: "The best thing to happen to Dannii's career was my mum hated her, she needs to shut her mouth and concentrate on motherhood!
As Hayward ploughed through his lunch, Janey wouldn't shut her mouth and eat.
BRITISH long jumper Jade Johnson has told Kelly Sotherton to "shut her mouth" over comments she claims the Olympic heptathlete made about her in the media.
ATHLETICS: Long jumper Jade Johnson has told Kelly Sotherton to "shut her mouth" over comments she claims the Olympic heptathlete made about her in the media.
Well tell her to shut her mouth then I'll leave her alone.
Why doesn't she just wind her neck in and shut her mouth? Let Will enjoy his new-found fame.