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Ways of telling someone to stop talking or to be quiet - synonyms or related words

zip it

used to tell someone rudely to stop speaking



American mind your own business: used for telling someone to stop trying to learn about or get involved in your private life or relationships

mind your own business

used for telling someone rudely that you are not going to tell them about something because it does not affect or involve them

that will do

used for telling someone, especially a child, to stop talking or behaving badly

hold your tongue

old-fashioned used for telling someone not to speak



used for telling someone to be quiet

shut it

an offensive way of telling someone to stop talking

dry up

spoken used for rudely telling someone to stop talking

button it

used for telling someone in a rude way to be quiet

can it

used for rudely telling someone to stop talking



a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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