watch (one's) mouth

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watch (one's) mouth

To be very mindful or cautious about what one says; to control what one says in order to avoid offensive language. Watch your mouth! I don't care how you speak at home, that's not how we talk here. After being threatened with detention for my snide remarks in class, I knew I had to watch my mouth for the rest of the semester.
See also: mouth, watch

Watch your mouth!

 and Watch your tongue! Watch your language!
Inf. Pay attention to what you are saying!; Do not say anything rude! Hey, don't talk that way! Watch your mouth! Watch your tongue, garbage mouth!
See also: watch

watch your ˈmouth/ˈtongue

be careful what you say in order not to offend somebody or make them angry: Now, you just watch your mouth around your grandparents, Billy! OPPOSITE: shoot your mouth off (about something)
See also: mouth, tongue, watch

Watch your mouth!

and Watch your tongue!
exclam. Pay attention to what you are saying!; Do not say anything rude! Hey, don’t talk that way! Watch your mouth! Listen, potty-mouth! Watch your tongue!
See also: watch
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Cardi's publicist confronted the woman, threatening to smack her (she didn't) and telling her to watch her mouth.
Surely for your sake she can watch her mouth for a few hours?
One of my colleagues related to me that her supervisor, a licensed social worker with years of experience, told her that she "had to be careful and watch her mouth" when she was in the presence of the agency's consumer advocate, to make sure she did not say anything to offend the advocate.
"I would watch her mouth moving, desperately trying to make sense of the words but because I am deaf and couldn't lip-read everything, I would daydream and make up my own stories.