Watching your mouth - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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watch (one's) mouth
To be very mindful or cautious about what one says; to control what one says in order to avoid offensive language. Watch your mouth! I don't care how you speak at home, that's not how we talk here. After being threatened with detention for my snide remarks in class, I knew I had to watch my mouth for the rest of the semester.
watch your ˈmouth/ˈtongue be careful what you say in order not to offend somebody or make them angry: Now, you just watch your mouth around your grandparents, Billy! OPPOSITE: shoot your mouth off (about something)
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And if someone is watching your mouth
while you're talking to them, you can't help but wonder if they're imagining what it would be like to kiss you, and that's exactly what's going on.