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Be careful to behave well and avoid giving offense.
act correctly, act properly, conduct oneself well, act in a polite way, show good manners, mind one's manners, mind one's ps and qsView synonyms
- ‘As a little girl, I was told to ‘mind your p's and q's’ and ‘be a lady’ because I was quite the tomboy.’
- ‘As such, the stealth stingers tell the bipeds to buzz off and mind their Ps & Qs before the bees make 'em R.I.P.’
- ‘He's normally a quiet, sensitive little thing (just like his mum) who minds his Ps and Qs and keeps himself to himself.’
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