English Idiom – Put a sock in it.

Meaning –  Be quiet. This expression is used to tell someone to stop making so much noise. Put a sock in it is an impolite expression and should be used with caution. This idiom is often used in a humorous way.

The idiom pull your socks up can be used to tell someone to do better, or to make a real effort to improve.


  • Put a sock in it! I’m trying to finish my homework and I can’t hear myself think over your noise!”

In The News:

Rafe Spall: ‘It gets on my nerves when actors say they’re nervous – put a sock in it



  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?

What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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