Definition of pipe down in English:

Share this entry

pipe down

[often in imperative] informal Stop talking; be less noisy: pipe down, will you, I’m on the phone
More 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, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold one's tongue
informal shut up, shut one's face/mouth/trap/gob, button up, button it/one's lip, belt up, wrap up, wrap it up, put a sock in it
North American informal can it
See parent entry: pipe
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.