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shut your trap

An imperative to be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your trap, 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 trap! 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 trap, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
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shut your trap

be silent; stop talking. informal
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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

Shut your trap!

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Gadon was told to shut his trap. Even congressmen who obviously are after Sereno denounced him.
The younger lads laughed at the notion and Captain Hook got properly riled, yelled at Gabe to shut his trap.
THE FAI last night told Ireland's manager to shut his Trap - after his latest controversial criticism of one of his players.
Wayne had a moan about his punishment but he's promised to shut his trap now.
Good on her, I say - it's about time the catty one shut his trap and hid those irritating teeth.
The comments enraged Novo and last night he told the former Hoops hero to shut his trap.
Tommy of course was told to shut his trap by Big Ian.
Oh, for a crystal ball to tell him to just shut his trap and enjoy life while he can.
JOHN DELANEY has told Roy Keane to "shut his trap" and look after No.1.