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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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I suppose I'll just have to shut my trap and put up with this lot until I, The Saviour, become Prime Minister, and pull this country back into the Middle Ages where it belongs.
First of all I'll be the first to admit that I'm totally guilty of this sin and would like to take my own advice and shut my trap (and/or ears).
I quickly learned to shut my trap and stop making myself look foolish in front of my new cosmopolitan pals.