Shut Up

Meaning of Idiom ‘Shut Up’ 1. Stop speaking. Often spoken as a command (imperative). (Early 1800s) Usage note: When shup up is used as a command, it is rude and abrupt. 2. To shut someone up means to cause them to stop speaking. 3. Close completely, especially windows or shutters. (Early 1500s) 4. Imprison or … Read more

Put Up Or Shut Up

See shut up. Meaning of Idiom ‘Put Up Or Shut Up’ When someone is told to put up or shut up it means they should act on what they have been saying, or stop talking about it; stop complaining about things your not willing to do anything about. 1McCarthy, Michael. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more