zip one's lip


zip one's lip
To refrain from or to stop talking; to be quiet.

Why don’t you just zip your lip? I’m tired of listening to you.

Syn: button it, button one’s lip, can it, put a sock in it, shut it, shut one’s face, shut one’s gob, shut one’s mouth, shut one’s trap, shut up

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  • zip\ one's\ lip — • button one s lip • zip one s lip v. phr. slang To stop talking; keep a secret; shut your mouth; be quiet. The man was getting loud and insulting and the cop told him to button his lip. John wanted to talk, but Dan told him to keep his lip… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • zip one's lip — See: BUTTON ONE S LIP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • zip one's lip — See: BUTTON ONE S LIP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • zip one's lip — vb to shut up, keep quiet. A racier update of button one s lip, typically used as a brusque instruction …   Contemporary slang

  • button\ one's\ lip — • button one s lip • zip one s lip v. phr. slang To stop talking; keep a secret; shut your mouth; be quiet. The man was getting loud and insulting and the cop told him to button his lip. John wanted to talk, but Dan told him to keep his lip… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • button one's lip — also[zip one s lip] {v. phr.}, {slang} To stop talking; keep a secret; shut your mouth; be quiet. * /The man was getting loud and insulting and the cop told him to button his lip./ * /John wanted to talk, but Dan told him to keep his lip buttoned …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • button one's lip — also[zip one s lip] {v. phr.}, {slang} To stop talking; keep a secret; shut your mouth; be quiet. * /The man was getting loud and insulting and the cop told him to button his lip./ * /John wanted to talk, but Dan told him to keep his lip buttoned …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • button one's lip — verb To remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate. Yes, put in Solomon. Ive been tipped off to this guy Mars, and youd better tell him to button up his lip and not start anything. Syn: bite… …   Wiktionary

  • lip — See: BUTTON ONE S LIP or ZIP ONE S LIP, HANG ON THE WORDS OF or HANG ON THE LIPS OF, KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP, SLIP OF THE TONGUE also SLIP OF THE LIP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lip — See: BUTTON ONE S LIP or ZIP ONE S LIP, HANG ON THE WORDS OF or HANG ON THE LIPS OF, KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP, SLIP OF THE TONGUE also SLIP OF THE LIP …   Dictionary of American idioms


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