mind one's p's and q's

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.

Word by Word Definitions

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely

  1. : the 16th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic p

  1. phosphorus

  1. : the 17th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic q


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