stuff a cork in it

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stuff a cork in it

To stop talking and be quiet; to shut up. Usually used as an imperative. Stuff a cork in it, you two! I don't want to hear any more arguing until we get to Grandma's house. I was just about to tell them about Janet's pregnancy, but I stuffed a cork in it when she shot me an icy look. Oh, stuff a cork in it! No one wants to hear your complaints anymore.
See also: cork, stuff