Weigh your words - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
weigh your words
weigh (one's) words
1. To choose what one says carefully. Weigh your words when you talk to the boss—this is a situation you need to finesse.
2. To think about what one else has said. I've been weighing his words all day, trying to figure out what he meant.
weigh your ˈwords carefully choose the words you use when you speak or write: He spoke very slowly, weighing his words.
References in classic literature
Weigh your words
before you speak, for my eyes have already become brighter, and my heart beats strongly; be cautious, or you will make me believe in supernatural agencies.
But be very careful what you say; weigh your words
, so that the other newspapers can't laugh at us; and bring me the article when you've written it.
First of all, you have to be very careful so you can really weigh your words
Yet there is an earthier feel to the sky and that suggests you should weigh your words