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Meaning of "put a sock in it" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUT A SOCK IN IT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUT A SOCK IN IT

put a damper on
put a foot wrong
put a spoke in someone´s wheel
put about
put across
put all one´s eggs in one basket
put aside
put away
put back
put by
put down
put forth
put forward
put in
put in a word for
put in an appearance
put in mothballs
put in the hard yards
put in the shade
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WORDS THAT END LIKE PUT A SOCK IN IT

as near as damn it
have one´s heart in it
in it
not to put too fine a point on it
nothing in it
put one´s foot in it
queen it
rub someone´s nose in it
shake on it
sleep on it
step on it
that´s torn it

Synonyms and antonyms of put a sock in it in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «put a sock in it» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUT A SOCK IN IT

Find out the translation of put a sock in it to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of put a sock in it from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «put a sock in it» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

把袜子在这
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner un calcetín en él
570 millions of speakers

English

put a sock in it
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इसमें एक जुर्राब डाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وضع جورب فيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заткнуться него
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar uma meia nele
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এটি একটি সক করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre une chaussette dans elle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan kaus kaki di dalamnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

legte eine Socke in ihr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

その中に靴下を置く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거기에 양말 을 넣어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sijine sock ing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt một chiếc vớ trong nó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதில் ஒரு சாக் வைத்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

त्यात एक जुनाट ठेवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Içine bir çorap koymak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mettere un calzino in esso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieścić w niej skarpety
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заткнутися нього
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pune un ciorap în el
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θέσει μια κάλτσα σε αυτό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sit ´n sokkie in dit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sätta en strumpa i det
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sette en sokk i det
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of put a sock in it

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT A SOCK IN IT»

The term «put a sock in it» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.652 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT A SOCK IN IT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about put a sock in it

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUT A SOCK IN IT»

Discover the use of put a sock in it in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to put a sock in it and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
Put a sock in it This phrase may have come from the use of "socked in" to mean that the view is obscured by bad weather. In colloquial use it means to stop talking; to figuratively put a sock in your mouth. a. Enough already! Put a sock in it ! b.
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
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Storm Rising
So parents would shout, 'Put a sock in it!'” Kendra burst into laughter and then turned to her sister. “Put a sock in it!” she cried. Jazz laughed too. “Everything all right out here?” Mrs. Fletcher walked into the living room. She was wearing a long ...
Dandi Daley Mackall, 2009
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
... to get some of the business back' (1979). 2 to put a sock in it Brit To be quiet, shut up; usu. imperative. 1919–. N. SHUTE 'For Christ's sake put a sock in it,' he had said . . . 'and tell them I want an ambulance down here' (1944). sockeroo ...
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
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What You Don't Know Can Not Only Hurt You, But Destroy You!...
Planes performances used to be marked on a 2 dimensional graph. The area of the graph that indicated safe usage was the envelope. This all started in the late 1970's. Put a sock in it Years ago gramophones didn't have any volume control ...
Stephen Samuel Lomax, 2009
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
Put a sock in it. (MP 581) 1983 "Put a sock in it, Frame." (p. 89) Barnard, Robert. School for Murder. 1983. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1985. 1984 'Put a sock in it.' (p. 147) Barnard, Robert. Corpse in a Gilded Cage. 1984. New York: ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Lucy Smiles About...
... a positive shift, we may knock our socks off with the results! Perhaps when you notice yourself getting carried away with negative voices, you can start by putting a sock in it. Well, since you Put it That Way! Ifyou could have. 22 Put a Sock in It.
Lucy Smiles
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The Rotarian
Put a SOCk in it. I've had to learn this the hard way, but if you can't say something nice - and who can? - it's better not to say anything at all. If people of a non- messianic disposition would simply shut up and stop making snide comments about ...
8
Restoration: In the Words of a True Lyricist
Unlike food this gift I possess cannot be brought, sold, or purchased for my aptitude is non for profit. So next time, think before you access your vocabulary; my suggestion, just put a sock in it. “I Am” I am a strong colored woman, but I 34 Chris ...
Chris C. Black, 2011
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Chambers Idioms
wish you two would put a sock in it — you've been quarrelling all day! sock it to ( someone) (sl) to speak to or behave towards (someone) in a very strong or impressive manner: Now it 's your turn to make a speech — go on, sock it to them! soft ...
10
The Dimwit's Dictionary: More Than 5,000 Overused Words and ...
(don't) put all (your) eggs in one basket A moribund metaphor (see page 21). put a sock in (it) A moribund metaphor (see page 21). be closedmouthed; be quiet; be reticent; be silent; be speechless; be still; be taciturn; be uncommunicative; ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUT A SOCK IN IT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term put a sock in it is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hax Philes: For the love of block parties, put a sock in it
Today's talker: “I'm writing on behalf of about 10 of my neighbors. We feel fortunate to live on a block where the majority of neighbors have become best friends. «Washington Post, May 15»
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Diet-mad celebrities should put a sock in it says Angela Mollard
... be solved by a clutch of privileged people who eat small amounts of perfect food and crave nothing, telling the rest of the world what not to put in their mouths. «The Daily Telegraph, Feb 15»
3
EDITORIAL: Cut off Mumia's microphone
... the '60s, put thousands of his political opponents against the wall for a firing squad at ... prison should unplug his microphone and tell Mumia to put a sock in it. «Washington Times, Oct 14»
4
Please, Mr. President Barack Obama, put a sock in it
That was the kind of blunder you can't explain away, seeing as how the facts say it was you, yes you, Mr. President Barack Obama who put us in this box. «ChicagoNow, Oct 14»
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Put a sock in it: Great Dane devours 43 of them
“We opened up his stomach and kept removing sock after sock of all different shapes and sizes,” Dr. Ashley Magee at DoveLewis Animal Hospital in Portland, ... «kdvr.com, Sep 14»
6
Voters to Sarah Palin: Put a sock in it
More than half of voters have a message for Sarah Palin: Pipe down, we've heard enough from you. Fifty-four percent of voters in a new NBC News/Wall Street ... «USA TODAY, Jul 14»
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Boris Johnson asks Tony Blair to 'put a sock in it' over 'unhinged …
As one senior British general has put it to me, 'we snipped the spinal cord' without any plan to replace it,” he said. Mr Johnson calls Iraq a “tragic mistake” – one ... «The Independent, Jun 14»
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Minister tells lawyers to 'put a sock in it' over Carmody
A Newman government minister has told Queensland's legal fraternity to “put a sock in it” amid growing controversy over the state's new Chief Justice Tim ... «Brisbane Times, Jun 14»
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Clinton 'shoe truthers,' put a sock in it
Folks, today is one of those days I despair of our political discourse. Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo had no choice but to introduce to the lexicon “shoe ... «Washington Post, Apr 14»
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Polite ways to say put a sock in it
Another tactic is to put a time limit on the conversation at the outset, for instance by asking the person if they can spare you two minutes on your way to a meeting ... «Financial Times, Jan 14»

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