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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'As leaders, we need to watch our language with regard to this issue because it can degenerate into toxic politics,' he said.
We will watch our language and carefully guard our speech to avoid backbiting or lying.
"We just watch our language because Messy Church really strives to reach people who are not in churches." She says many clergy prefer this informal role to presiding over the celebration that follows.
Still, we all need to watch our language. My one-yearold son has just started talking.
Father Richard Prendergast means well in the November Sounding Board ("Let's watch our language about gays and lesbians"), but his article is actually a thinly disguised defense and justification of the homosexual lifestyle.
One activity, "Watch Our Language," directly addresses language used to describe families.
This article will detail parts of the "Watch Our Language" activity and will describe the responses of several groups of nurses and other health care providers who participated in this activity when it was used during conference presentations (Ahmann, 1998a & b; 1997) and in training sessions conducted by the Department of Family Support Services at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.
The "Watch Our Language" exercise also explores guidelines for language used to refer to families.
The focus of "Watch Our Language" is negative terminology and how to change it when speaking with and about families.
The last straw was the November Sounding Board ("Let's watch our language about gays and lesbians") by Father Richard Prendergast, which departed from the Vatican's position on homosexuality, specifically regarding adoption of children by two members of the same sex.
I'D LIKE TO COMMENT ON THE NOVEMBER SOUNDING BOARD ("Let's watch our language about gays and lesbians") by Father Richard Prendergast.
And, remembering another group of often disaffected Catholics--gays and lesbians--Chicago pastor Richard Prendergast argues, "Let's watch our language about gays and lesbians" in this month's Sounding Board (pages 18-22).