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Button Your Lip

To be quite, to keep silence

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  • This American idiom is originated back in 1900. We can image what happens if all of us have button on our lip so we can button it up whenever we need. We use this expression when we ask someone to be quite, keep secret or not to talk about anything.
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Sana talks too much that I often ask her to button her lip.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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