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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Facebook posts went up asking him to watch his mouth. It was not the first time fair comment had been returned to sender in toto, neither will it be the last.
He also said he had to watch his mouth during the visit.
Rick Perry thinks Rush Limbaugh should watch his mouth, but he said Thursday that the conservative talk show host is being unfairly attacked by liberal hypocrites.
A One Show source who has worked with Chiles at the BBC for years added: "Chris Evans should watch his mouth. Adrian is leaving as one of the most watched presenters in Britain, Chris hasn't had a hit TV show since the 90s.
The supermodel has banned Pete from talking about their wedding plans on the show and warned him to watch his mouth when it comes to talking about his drugs problem.
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``I have sent a letter to Top Gear and to BBC Wales to say that my son and his friends are regular viewers with a warning that Jeremy Clarkson should watch his mouth in future and the messages he gives to young drivers.''
"I know Craig has been warned to watch his mouth, but it's not my place to preach about the rights and wrongs of his attitude, " Speed said.
I hear Joe, 19, who plays jailed market trader Matthew Rose was begged to watch his mouth before doing a live interview on the Big Breakfast.
The Tokyo Shimbun called on the governor-elect to watch his mouth, saying the Tokyo governor is the face of the Japanese capital and is required to be careful with his remarks, much more than other governors.
Ramos, who was perceived as supporting Duterte, advised the Davao City mayor to watch his mouth. He should brush his teeth not with Colgate but with toilet paper, he said.
"I told him he better watch his mouth. It was maybe a good thing for me.
JOEY BARTON has been told to watch his mouth by Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce following his withering attack on the club.
But he has been told to watch his mouth in England's final match against Wales this weekend.
But common sense prevailed with RFU disciplinary officer Jeff Blackett ruling it to be such a minor offence that Robinson deserved nothing more than a warning to watch his mouth in future.