button one's lip/lips


variants or keep one's lip/lips buttoned
US, informal
: to not talk about something
Button your lip. He's coming toward us.
Don't tell him what I said, please. You know he can't keep his lips buttoned.

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“Button one's lip/lips.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/button%20one%27s%20lip%2Flips. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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