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pipe down

Definition of pipe down in English:

[often in imperative] informal Stop talking; be less noisy.
Example sentences
  • ‘Gentlemen,’ he said, preening his moustache as we eventually piped down.
  • This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down.
  • There comes a point when you need to pipe down to let someone else talk.
be quiet, be silent, hush, stop talking, hold one's tongue, settle down
informal shut up, shut one's mouth, zip it, button it, button one's lip, put a sock in it
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