One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually in imperative Stop talking.
be quiet, keep quiet, stay quiet, be silent, keep silent, stay silent, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealedView synonyms
- ‘So after a lifetime of being told to put a sock in it while you're on the job and in the field, where has this left you?’
- ‘Looking at her, I exhaled and shook my head, deciding to just put a sock in it for the evening.’
- ‘Jack went and sat down in the chair next to me and made a face, ‘Eh, put a sock in it, you old hag.’’
- ‘If a luminary on the campaign team goes ‘off message’ with a genuinely sensible observation, put a sock in it, pronto.’
- ‘With enough bytes already spilled (somewhat heatedly) on the Web about this, I decided to put a sock in it.’
- ‘She's a really good audience, too; she'll listen to - and laugh at - my stupid jokes when everyone else just tells me to put a sock in it.’
- ‘Once she'd put a sock in it, I did what we all do when we're lost: I asked a nice man the way.’
- ‘The next time you want to weigh in on U.S. tax policy, with all due respect, put a sock in it.’
- ‘Whatever transpires, never, repeat never, simply complain to the parents about the noise, inform your local police or neighborhood authority, or tell the budding basher to put a sock in it.’
- ‘How true, how very true, you are so wise, but put a sock in it, eh?’
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