shut your mouth

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shut your mouth

Be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your mouth, Bobby—no one asked for the opinion of a dork like you! A: "So, where do you think we can sell these stolen goods?" B: "Shut your mouth! Don't you have enough sense not to talk about that in public?" A: "Wow, that Cadillac has seen better days. How much did you pay for that little gem?" B: "Ah, shut your mouth, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
See also: mouth, shut

shut your ˈmouth/ˈtrap/ˈface/ˈgob!

(also keep your ˈmouth/ˈtrap shut) (slang) a rude way of telling somebody to be quiet or stop talking: ‘Shut your face’, Roger said, ‘or I’ll kick you out.’Why can’t you learn to keep your big mouth shut?
Trap and gob are slang words for ‘mouth’.
See also: face, mouth, shut, trap
References in classic literature ?
But Monsieur Darzac made it clear that in order to shut his mouth he must be killed.
Here, however, did Zarathustra interrupt the foaming fool, and shut his mouth.
Tweedledum cried out briskly, and shut his mouth up again with a snap.
The doctor seemed seized with a qualm of faintness; he shut his mouth tight and nodded.
As Richard came in, he opened and shut his mouth like a cod-fish, and his eyes protruded.
Kit looked at her with his eyes stretched wide; and opened and shut his mouth a great many times; but couldn't get out one word.
When I tell you that he has white eyelashes, and red hands, and such enormous front teeth that he can't shut his mouth, you will not need to be told that I refused him.
Newman opened and shut his mouth, several times, as though he were trying his utmost to speak, but could make nothing of it, and finally fixed his eyes on Nicholas with a grim and ghastly stare.
David man, ye ken --" He shut his mouth upon a sob.
In a statement, NUJP told Andanar to shut his mouth or quit his post if he would continue to make baseless accusations.
He was wild at Cheltenham but we've got a different bit on him and we're going to shut his mouth.
Protester Inna Shevchenko said: "We go with a message to the pope to shut his mouth and not to give his advice to those people who decide to legalise gay marriage.
Alloush told Chukor to shut his mouth and the latter responded with insults, threw his water at him and attempted to toss his chair in Alloush's direction before anchor Walid Abboud intervened.
Responding to Cleverly's previous claims that he would win in the fight's early rounds, Murat warned the Cefn Fforest fighter he is "no Joe Calzaghe," and told him to shut his mouth.
In my view it would be better if he shut his mouth instead" Former premier Sir John Major "After the sheer profligacy of the last 13 years, Whitehall is not merely ripe for slimming; it needs drastic surgery" Sir Bernard Ingham, former spokesman for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher "I'm the last person to believe in Cleggmania" Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg "I don't intend to be a politician in my 60s" William Hague, Shadow Foreign Secretary