put a cork in it

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Definition of 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!

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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 24 Jul. 2021.

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