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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"You're not allowed to chastise referees and I have to watch my language, but in that situation you have to be 100 per sure your decision is right.
Margaret, from Methil, Fife, said: "This makes me so angry I'm going to have to watch my language.
I'll have to watch my language!" How does playing St Patrick's Day differ gig-wise for a band named after a Pogues song who play mainly Irish music?
Should I watch my language? Insurance industry communications often are filled with inside information and jargon that an untrained reporter or the public will not understand, or a reporter may just ignore a perfectly good story.
I've would have to watch my language if I was to tell you exactly how I felt."