put a cork in it


chiefly US, informal
used as a rude way to tell someone to stop talking and especially to stop complaining
Why don't you put a cork in it! I'm sick of your whining!

Examples of put a cork in it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try working as a winemaker for a day by crafting your own bottle of a Bordeaux-style red blend, put a cork in it, and bring it home. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 16 May 2023

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“Put a cork in it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20cork%20in%20it. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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