watch one's p's and q's

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

US

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

Word by Word Definitions

watchplay
  1. :  to keep vigil as a devotional exercise

    :  to be awake during the night

    :  to be attentive or vigilant

  1. :  the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend

    :  the state of being wakeful

    :  a wake over a dead body

  1. :  the 16th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic p

  1. : page; pages

    : parental generation

    : part

  1. :  the 17th letter of the English alphabet

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic q

  1. : quart

    : quartile

    : quarto


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