Definition of pipe down in English:

pipe down

phrasal verb

  • often in imperative Stop talking; be less noisy.

    • ‘This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down.’
    • ‘I think everybody who's yelling ‘treason’ should just pipe down.’
    • ‘There's wisdom in that old adage about silence being golden, so pipe down a bit while you choose your words carefully.’
    • ‘I just told her to pipe down.’
    • ‘It's when you turn the camera on him that he pipes down.’
    • ‘There comes a point when you need to pipe down to let someone else talk.’
    • ‘‘Gentlemen,’ he said, preening his moustache as we eventually piped down.’
    • ‘She piped down when she saw the look on everyone's faces.’
    • ‘They piped down after that and allowed the witness to respond to my questions.’
    • ‘From here on the doubters began to pipe down and make very rare appearances to throw in their twopence worth.’
    be quiet, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold one's tongue
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