watch (one's) language

(redirected from watch their language)

watch (one's) language

To speak in a calm and polite manner; to not speak in a rude, hostile, or inflammatory manner. 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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After an instructor kept telling them to watch their language because there was a priest nearby, some of the Rangers asked Capt.
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