What does zip it mean?


Idiom Meaning:

stop talking and be quiet


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


A League of Their Own (1992)

Time of Scene: ~01:01:20

Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying?

Evelyn: No.

Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying?

Evelyn: No.

Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying?!?! There’s no crying. There’s no crying in baseball!

Doris Murphy: Why don’t you leave here alone, Jimmy…

Jimmy Dugan: Oh, you zip it, Doris! Rogers Hornsby was my manager, and he called me a talking pile of pigshit! And that was when my parents drove all the way down from Michigan to see me play the game! And did I cry?

Evelyn Gardner: No, no…

Jimmy Dugan: No. No! And do you know why?

Evelyn Gardner: No.

Jimmy Dugan: Because there’s no crying in baseball. There’s no crying in baseball! No crying!

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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

Time of Scene: ~00:16:00

Harold Lee: Please, sir. This is all a big mistake. My idiot friend here brought marijuana on the plane.

Ron Fox: Zip it, Hello Kitty! We know your operation’s funded by drugs!


The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Time of Scene: ~01:10:00

Betty Ross: Asshole!

Bruce Banner: You know. I know a few techniques that could help you manage that anger effectively.

Betty Ross: You zip it. We’re walking.

Bruce Banner: Okay.



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