children should be seen and not heard

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Definition of children should be seen and not heard

used to say that children should be quiet and well-behaved

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“Children should be seen and not heard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/children%20should%20be%20seen%20and%20not%20heard. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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