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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?" A: "Wow, that Cadillac has seen better days. How much did you pay for that little gem?" B: "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.
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yap at (one)

1. Of a dog, especially a small one, to bark intensely, aggressively, and ineffectually at one. Her tiny little Bichon Frise always yaps at me when I walk in the door, but runs away to the bedroom whenever I go near it.
2. To scold, criticize, or respond to one in a curt, aggressive manner. She yapped at me when I said I was going out to meet friends instead of helping her get the kids to bed. I know you don't approve of Todd's plan, but that doesn't give you the right to yap at him in front of everyone like that.
3. To talk to one about trite or meaningless things in an exhausting, tedious, and lengthy manner, especially without letting them respond or engage meaningfully. I got stuck sitting next to Randy at the company dinner, who just yapped at me all night about his fantasy football team. If you're just yapping at your clients about a bunch of numbers and graphs, you probably aren't getting them very interested in what you have to say.
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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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During the test phase, Yap says that his staff tried their best to defeat SmartPath's authentication.
Andrew is a visionary fellow who has a personal passion for the film industry," says his friend David Glass, managing director of Golden Village, the Golden Harvest-Village Roadshow exhib co-venture, who met him when Yap brought "Paradise Road" to VRP.
By this agreement, made quite properly, though in secret, in 1917, Britain compromised her British diplomats in general, and put her ambassador in Washington, Sir Auckland Geddes, in a particularly difficult position, because, as a logical outcome of America's views on Yap, President Wilson, at Versailles, said on three occasions when discussing the disposal of the ex-German colonies, that America considered Yap to be a special case, which should be placed not under a single Mandatory power, but under International supervision.
The researchers began to realize that YAP might prove useful when an initial study of Asian populations revealed that only men from Japan seemed to harbor the genetic marker.
ACCORDING to Yap, supporting the government in its role to make the GDP meatier are groups like the BCYF.
YAP Qabala district branch has 6,145 members, including 2,525 women and 2,343 young people.
Yap, 43, mother of online sensation-turned-celebrity Angelica Jane "AJ" Yap, popularly known as 'Pastillas Girl,' was shot in the head after she and her younger daughter attended a mass at a church in Barangay 131 Sunday night.
The study provides strong evidence that YAP someday could serve as a therapeutic target for those afflicted by the ringing ears, hearing loss and cataracts that characterize neurofibromatosis type 2, which develops when the NF2 gene malfunctions, according to Duojia Pan of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Yap of the Third District of Bohol, panel chairman, seeks to overhaul of the crop-insurance system in the Philippines by allowing the agency to provide index-based direct insurance and reinsurance policies.
Arthur Yap has been charged anew in the Sandiganbayan, this time over a car plan for employees of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) that was deemed disadvantageous to the government.
Yap (3rd District, Bohol) proposed in House Bill 40 to make insurance mandatory for palay and other essential crops.
Yap by the House of Representatives, saying it is "a well-deserved honor for a man who embraced a life of service and philanthropy.