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shut your yap

An imperative to be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your yap, Bobby—no one asked for the opinion of a dork like you! A: "So, where do you think we can sell these stolen goods?" B: "Shut your yap! Don't you have enough sense not to talk about that in public?" Dave: "Wow, that Cadillac has seen better days. How much did you pay for that little gem?" Bill: "Ah, shut your yap, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
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yap, yap, yapping all day

Talking nonstop, especially about insignificant things. Connie's nice enough, but once she starts yap, yap, yapping all day, I feel a headache coming on.
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yap, yap, yapping all day long

Talking nonstop, especially about insignificant things. Connie's nice enough, but once she starts yap, yap, yapping all day long, I feel a headache coming on.
See also: all, long, yap

yap about someone or something

to talk casually about someone or something; to gossip or complain about someone or something. Stop yapping about Molly. Claire is always yapping about her salary.
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yap at someone

1. . Lit. [for a small dog] to bark at someone or something. The dog yapped at the cat in great frustration. I am tired of that dog yapping at me all the time!
2. Fig. [for someone] to scold or bark at someone shrilly. Don't yap at me. I didn't do it. Bob yapped at Bill for something he didn't do.
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yap at

v. Slang
1. To bark sharply or shrilly at someone or something: The sheepdog yapped at the stray sheep.
2. To make a sharp, often hostile or scolding remark to someone: The batter yapped at the pitcher after he was hit by a pitch.
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1. n. the mouth. Shut your yap!
2. in. to chatter; to gossip. Did you just come here to yap?
3. n. nonsense; gibberish. That windbag can produce an enormous amount of yap.
4. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. Who yapped in the bushes?
5. n. a naive person; a dupe. See if you can get that yap to bring over a left-handed monkey wrench.
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Author affiliation: Yap State Department of Health Services, Colonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
While the mission and structure of YAPs in Canada is one subject of discussion, there is also growing concern about the extent to which educational establishments in North America, and Canada specifically, can continue to furnish YAPs with well-trained individuals with real career potential.
Theoretically, these tunneling channels can be miniaturized into virtually zero dimension when the distance between electrodes is reduced to a small fraction of a micron," said Yap.
When he was about to leave the condominium at the time, he touched his former wife's shoulder and "jokingly" tried to kiss her only to convince his son who refused to kiss him, Yap told the Philippine Star.
But this is the Finals, and I am willing to give it my all no matter how physical the game becomes," added Yap.
I headed for the house, but was told that most people in Yap don't live in their houses.
In effect, the Yap chiefs acted as the island's central bankers; they controlled the quantity of stones in circulation.
The company had to make sure that only authorized users would be able to access the information, says Tom Yap, vice president and chief technology officer of M2M.
Air Transportation Office chief Adelberto Yap said the Bell 407 helicopter, owned by a company of Sen.
The sequence, designated YAP, jumped to this chromosomal home so recently in human evolution that only a portion of the population has it.
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Yap, a researcher in MSU's Department of Psychology.