What does put a sock in it mean?


Idiom Meaning:

be quiet and stop talking


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)

Time of Scene: ~00:06:40

Mom: Isn’t this wonderful? The whole family together again for the holidays. We’re going to have such a splendid Christmas. Oh, I’m so happy I could just burst!

Grandma: Oh, put a sock in it dearie.


Coming to America (1988)

Time of Scene: ~01:41:10

Prince Akeem: I will not leave without Lisa.

Queen Aoleon: So you do care for her.

Prince Akeem: Mother, I love her.

Queen Aoleon: Then go after her.

King Jaffe Joffer: Akeem! Akeem! I forbid you!

Queen Aoleon: Put a sock in it, Joffe. The boy is in love!


The X-Files “Pusher” (1996)

Time of Scene: ~00:03:10

Agent Frank Burst: Ok, we get it. It’s a nice shade of blue

Robert Patrick Modell: Cerulean blue. Cerulean makes me think of a breeze, a gentle breeze.

Agent Frank Burst: Hey Mr. Blackwell, put a sock in it.

Robert Patrick Modell: Cerulean is a gentle breeze. Cerulean… a gentle breeze.

Agent Frank Burst: Stop!



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