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    HOW TO SAY

    Put a sock in it:- is nothing but to say SHUT UP

    in this regard if I want say someone this above idiom,how would I have to say,may I have to say like this
    "YOU PUT A SOCK IN IT" OR i CAN JUST SAY "PUT A SOCK IN IT". PLEASE AWAITING OF YOUR ANSWER

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    Re: HOW TO SAY

    Weelcome to the forum, sheik Abdul Rahim.

    "Put a sock in it" is sufficient, but you need to know tht it is not very polite.

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    Re: HOW TO SAY

    It is also strictly BrE. It would not likely be understood in North America.

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    (not a teacher)

    When I was growing up, Roger from the Nickelodeon show 'Doug' said this a lot. "Put a sock in it, Funnie!"

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    #5

    Re: HOW TO SAY

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    It is also strictly BrE. It would not likely be understood in North America.
    I beg to differ. It's used in the US. If not nationally, then certainly in areas where I've lived.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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