none of your lip

none of your lip

Meaning | Definition

  • to ask someone to stop speaking
  • to say shut and follow my directions
  • shut your mouth
  • just shut up

Example Sentences

  • You have broken the window panes while mother is not home now I want none of your lip and you will help me clean this out before she is back.
  • My cousin keeps wanting to hear none of my lip but I really do have some good ideas to shares.
  • I keep telling you that I want none of your lip but you refuse to listen to me. Now I have no other alternative but to complain to the teacher.
  • In the old English film that I saw last night the villain spoke funny and kept saying, “I want none of your lip” to his own henchmen.


The phrase originated in the medieval English times when people spoke more literally. There is an argument that the phrase could have originated in the American region but it does not have a confirmed literary source to trace this fact. The mannerism of speaking is from earlier than 1800’s and reflects the fact that “shut up” in that time was stated as “none of your lip”. The times called for using more words than what we would use currently to express something.

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