watch (one's) tongue

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watch (one's) tongue

To be very mindful or cautious about what one says; to keep a check on one's language or control what one says. You'd better watch your tongue around these parts, mister, or you'll find yourself on the wrong end of someone's fist! After being threatened with expulsion for my vulgar remarks in class, I knew had to watch my tongue for the rest of the semester.
See also: tongue, watch

Watch your tongue!

verb
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Weeks later, the clergyman said the church was not opposed to donations but only wanted the politicians to watch their tongues when they take to the pulpit.
All actors must, therefore, watch their tongues. While INEC must ensure that the processes leading to the outcome remain clean, free and fair, the security agents must not do the bidding of candidates.
Women had to watch their tongues in those days too.
I know I have brought all this on myself, so please tell others to watch their tongues.