watch (one's) tongue

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watch (one's) tongue

To be very mindful or cautious about what one says; to keep a check on one's language or control what one says. You'd better watch your tongue around these parts, mister, or you'll find yourself on the wrong end of someone's fist! After being threatened with failure for my snide remarks in class, I knew had to watch my tongue for the rest of the semester.
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My nephew asked her to watch her tongue and to stop using foul languageEoACA* she even cursed us before the police," N.
Now she has gone right back in time to play Fanny Price in a big budget adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Mansfield Park - and she's had to learn to watch her tongue.
REGRET: Jill will watch her tongue in future; CRITICISED: Alex