Definition of read my lips in US English:

read my lips

phrase

North American
informal
  • Listen carefully (used to emphasize the importance of the speaker's words or the earnestness of their intent).

    • ‘Mr. President, in all due respect, Mr. President, read my lips: Our vote is not for sale.’
    • ‘Hey read my lips,’ I said pointing to myself, ‘Friends.’’
    • ‘It imposes no more cost - read my lips, no more cost - on employers.’
    • ‘David's taking off for Australia this Saturday, and we - read my lips - have NO MORE PHILOSOPHY CLASSES.’
    • ‘And anyway you say ‘the guys’ as though you are all great friends, stop, look at me and read my lips!’
    • ‘Where are the headlines that says, you know, read my lips, no more surplus?’