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Stop or refrain from talking.
be quiet, keep quiet, stay quiet, be silent, keep silent, stay silent, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealedView synonyms
- ‘But they do like and respect him, and I can't imagine them agreeing that as a former Governor General he should button his lip.’
- ‘The nation's professional churl had finally been forced to button his lip.’
- ‘I am talking here, Abra, so I would kindly appreciate it if you would button your lip.’
- ‘I'd told her this was payback for keeping me in the dark about the visit of Lorne, Bryan, and Co. on my birthday, and buttoned my lip.’
- ‘Know when to button your lip and let others talk.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.