Silence

zip it

Meaning: to ask someone to shut up

Example: The teacher had asked the class to zip it but today everybody seemed to want to talk a lot. So she punished the entire class. Read on

hold tongue

Meaning: to keep quiet when one would rather speak

Example: When she said that she was very hardworking I had to hold my tongue. Read on

silence is golden

Meaning: it is often better to say nothing at all

Example: Do not tell your mom that I broke her vase! Remember, silence is golden. Read on

button your lip

Meaning: to stop speaking

Example: "His continuous talking makes me wish he could button his lip." Read on

pipe down

Meaning: to take to one or more notches down to its current standard

Example: The exercise was piped down for the audiences because the original would have been too difficult for the crowd to follow. Read on

bite tongue

Meaning: to keep yourself from saying something that you really want to say

Example: I had to bite my tongue when Peter said that he was hard-working. Read on

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scot-free

Meaning: scotch free

Example: The person went scot-free even though there were many people convinced of his crime because the evidence against him was circumstantial. Read on

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