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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:59 am

A: Meghan Markle Is Reportedly "Feeling Extremely Low" and Struggling to Cope Since Moving Back to LA.
B: I don’t even want to read this trash she’s got millions of reasons to be happy she’s got exactly what she wanted so put a cork in it and grow the heck up.

- Hi guys! I usually hear native speakers say "shut up", "quiet down", "zip it" or "be quiet" in movies and video clips. "Put a cork in it" means "stop talking and be quiet". Is "Put a cork in it" commonly used by you and people where you live?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:09 pm

"Put a cork in it!" and "Put a sock in it!" are both heard.

Neither injunction is particularly polite.

The contributors to Wordwizard are too suffused with radiant gentility to allow such vulgar expressions past their lips.
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Post by Stevenloan » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:08 pm

Erik : Thanks so much for the link and the answer you provided. Enjoy your weekend.

StevenLoan
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