put up or shut up

idiom

informal
used to tell someone in a somewhat rude way to start doing something or to stop talking about it
You've complained long enough. It's time to put up or shut up.

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“Put up or shut up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20up%20or%20shut%20up. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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