put a sock in it

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - put a sock in it

"put a sock in it"

an impolite expression used to tell someone to stop talking


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - put a sock in it

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  This is crazy! They can't do it! I have rights!

Friend 2:  What are you blathering about?

Friend 1:  The university wants to suspend me for poor academic performance.  It's not fair.  I'm a good student.  I work hard.

Friend 2Put a sock in it already.  You party all the time and haven't studied at all this semester.  You get what you deserve.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - put a sock in it

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you met our new neighbor?

Friend 2:  Are you kidding me? I was struggling to get in the door the other day and she came over and engaged me in a twenty minute conversation. I didn't know how to get her to stop talking.

Friend 1:  Why didn't you just tell her to put a sock in it?

Friend 2:  Because having good relations with neighbors is a long-term proposition and I didn't want to be rude.

put a sock in it - Usage:


put a sock in it - Gerund Form:

Putting a sock in it means that you stop talking.

put a sock in it - Examples:

1)  People consistently complain about the excessively adversarial nature of politics. Oh, put a sock in it. This was parliamentary theatre at its finest.

2)  When will Australia finally wake up, and tell Scott Morrison to put a sock in it and support the workable Malatsian Solution?

3)  Africa until he can't bare it any more and tells me to put a sock in it. I'll tell him my dad's favourite joke for the millionth ...

4)  Try something new, and put a sock in it. Maybe people will actually learn how to solve their own problems again.

5)  Stop grumbling Hunt and Boris. Put a sock in it.

6)  ... and the media gloomsters only really put a sock in it when they saw the huge crowds in Hyde Park and the happy carnival ...

7)  You're speculating into the void! " yelps one character. Put a sock in it

8)  That's right. Shut up. Cheer yourselves up or put a sock in it.

9)  Oh put a sock in it Field. You had your chance at the start of the Blair government.

10)  You'll get into trouble! Put a sock in it, Pistol!

11)  But both sides need to put a sock in it for the benefit of the whole. Outbursts at the conference only dilute ...

12)  Basically, everyone has to watch their peas and q's, put a sock in it, zip it up, lock it up and throw away the key.

13)  Put a sock in it, Daniel. Daniel was obligingly silent for a while.

14)  Vinny put a sock in it. You're clueless about poverty, just want to blame others so ...

15)  I wish the clueless, ignorant pieces of garbage like you would just put a sock in it.

16)  Maglalang's foaming mouth is out of control again. She should put a sock in it

17)  The rest of us can just put a sock in it. You know, perhaps we should all start screaming.

18)  ... like to go on about what people should or should not eat. Put a sock in it with your moralizing you sound just like the baptists.

19)  Would everyone just put a sock in it and stop hating on Taylor.

20)  ... democratic right to free speech I and many others do not have to put a sock in it and the interactive nature of the internet allows many opinions to be heard ...