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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.
See also: all, yap

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 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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YAP uses words, such as "kind" and "caring" in describing most Dogs, as they usually try to put others before themselves.
JOVIAL, sunny and cheerful are most Boars, according to Yap.
Yap is currently detained at MPD headquarters while Galuno is now holed up at the MPD Press Office on UN Avenue for fear of being arrested.
But as the national economy move towards inclusive growth, Yap said the government must create the necessary mechanisms to enable the vast majority of Filipino wage-earners to share and enjoy the fruits of economic growth.
Ordinary Filipinos are still reeling from the pinches of rising prices of commodities and high income taxes, lamented Yap.
This created an absurd scenario wherein an employee, who graduates from earning minimum wage or earnestly only a little over said floor wage, jumps to paying a very high rate of tax payable, said Yap.
For instance, Yap said a minimum wage earner in Metro Manila would earn about P150,072.
If said person earns just a peso higher than the minimum, example P481 per day, Yap said his annual gross income would increase to P150,384.
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.
Yap was already a political issue before Geddes' appointment, for on returning from Versailles, President Wilson told the Senate Foreign relations Committee, in August 1919 that America would, in practical terms, acquire Yap.
At a subsequent stage after America had rejected the League, and after much hard debate among the remaining League members, the actual Mandate, allocating Yap to Japan subject to certain conditions, was promulgated by the League of Nations in August 1920.
If Yap was not conceded, America might give diplomatic recognition to the Irish Republic - an act which would have incalculable consequences.