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Idioms

Zip it!

This page is about the idiom Zip it!

INFORMAL

Meaning

If someone says "Zip it!", they're telling you to shut up or stop talking about something.

For example

  • Kelly was about to say the wrong thing, so I told her to zip it.

  • If you ever think I'm going to say something stupid, just tell me to zip it, will you?

Quick Quiz

If you tell someone to "Zip it!", you want them to

a. do up their zipper

b. do something faster

c. keep quiet about something

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Contributor: Matt Errey