Button one's lip

be silent

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • 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 — ► button one s lip informal stop or refrain from talking. Main Entry: ↑button …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • button one's lip — informal stop or refrain from talking. → button …   English new terms dictionary

  • button one's lip — Australian Slang be silent …   English dialects glossary

  • button one's lip — vb to shut up, keep quiet …   Contemporary slang

  • button one's lip — informal stop or refrain from talking …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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


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