mind one's p's and q's

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Definition of mind one's p's and q's

: to be careful about behaving in a polite or proper way We knew to mind our p's and q's around our aunt.

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“Mind one's p's and q's.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%20one%27s%20p%27s%20and%20q%27s. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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