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  1. Newbie
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    Question Does it exist?

    Hello everyone! That's a very impressive and helpful forum!

    I've got a question about a phrase I've heard in some movies. It sounds like "mom's the word", although it could be something completely different, lol! I'm sure about the meaning though. It means something like "your secret is safe with me". I've searched about it on the internet but with no luck. Can anyone help me? Does it actually exist? Is that its correct spelling?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Rory_23; 24-Feb-2007 at 03:08.


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    #2

    Re: Does it exist?

    Yes

  2. Newbie
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    #3

    Re: Does it exist?

    Thank you very much!


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    Re: Does it exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rory_23 View Post
    Hello everyone! That's a very impressive and helpful forum!

    I've got a question about a phrase I've heard in some movies. It sounds like "mom's the word", although it could be something completely different, lol! I'm sure about the meaning though. It means something like "your secret is safe with me". I've searched about it on the internet but with no luck. Can anyone help me? Does it actually exist? Is that its correct spelling?

    Thanks!
    'Mum' in this phrase is not mother, but an old word meaning 'closed lips'. It is the source of the word 'mumble', and in the UK we still have 'mumming plays' in which the actors (mummers) don't speak.

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    #5

    Re: Does it exist?

    Mum's the word

    Go on this link.

  4. Newbie
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    #6

    Re: Does it exist?

    Thank you all! You've been very helpful!

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