watch (one's) language

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watch (one's) language

To speak politely, without using profane, obscene, or rude language. Often used as an imperative. You watch your language, young lady, or you'll be grounded for the weekend! We've been trying to watch our language around the kids. They're at the age now where they'll start repeating everything we say!
See also: language, watch
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Self-police email communication--maintain a professional tone, watch language usage, double-check spelling, and use standard grammar to build credibility.
* Watch language. Consider using the word "majors" in the Academics, Service and Research area on the home page.