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watch your tongue

This page is about the conversational phrase watch your tongue

Meaning

You can say this if you want someone to stop using rude language or swear words.

For example

  • Seth swore at his brother, so his mother said, "Watch your tongue, young man!"

  • "Phew! Freddie just farted!"
    "Watch your tongue, Toby, or I'll send you to the principal!"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Watch your tongue", they want you to

a. speak more softly

b. speak more clearly

c. speak more politely

Contributor: Matt Errey